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SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



AGENDAS AND MINUTES 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
MINUTES 






10 January 1983 



JAN 2 5 1983 

SAN FRANCISCO 

P - : APV 



A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on Monday, 10 
January 1983, in the Commissioners Room at the Public Library, Main 
Branch, Civic Center Plaza. 



Commissioners Absent 



ROLL CALL Commissioners Present 

Robert LaRocca 
Peter Rodriguez 
Jo Hansen 



There being a quorm, the Committee proceeded to its formal business: 

DISCUSSION - The Following subjects were discussed and administrative 
actions suggested (where appropriate) : 



SUBJECTS : 

1) Award of Honor Exhibition 
Nomination (Elio Benvenuto) 



Administrative Directives: 

Consider nomination in context 
of other Award of Honor Can- 
idates 



REPORTS AND Reports were made and thoroughly discussed, and recommendations 
ORDERS were made that the following orders be adopted by the Art 
Commission at its January 10, 1983 meeting: 

ORDERED : Approval/Carmen Lomas Garza/Millbrae Suburban Water 
Facility/Cartoons for Panels 4,5, & 8. 

ORDERED : Approval/Carmen Lomas Garza/Millbrae Suburban Water 
Facility/Change of Panel #6 subject matter from 
Spring Valley Water Company to San Francisco Fire- 
fighters. 

ORDERED : Approval/ Technical Assistance Grant/Time Extension. 

ORDERED: Approval/Commission Resolution to the Board of 

Supervisors urging Board to adopt their own reso- 
lution committing the City's support of the Municipal 
Gallery at its present location (155 Grove) for a 
minimum of 5 years from the date of a formal Gallery 
opening. 



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Page two - 

Minutes - January 10, 1983 



Adjournment 

There being no further business, Chairman LaRocca adjourned the meeting at 
3: 10pm. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Lyn Freeman- 
Visual Arts Programs Coordinator 




County of San Francisco 



__ Art Commission 



REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING 

13 January 1983, at 11:00 a.m. 
at Fong & LaRocca Assoc, 609 
Mission St., 6th Floor, Con- 
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I. Fred Eversley Sculpture - North Terminal 
II. Art Enrichment - North Terminal 
III. Artist Contracts - Central Terminal 



DOCUMENTS DEP 

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City and County of San Francisco 



Art Commission 




Commissioners 



Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Fredrick Goerner 
Robert LaRocca 
Richard Mayer 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriyue/ 
Roy Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



Joan Fllison 
DIRECTOR 



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 



^v-^UMENTS DEPT 

JAN 1 8 1983 

SAN FRANCISCO 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE 

The regular meeting schedule for the Visual Arts Committee 
of the City and County of San Francisco, for January 1983 - 
June 1983 has been established. All meetings of this Committee 
occur on the third Wednesday of each month at 4:00 p.m., and 
are held in the Commissioners Room of the Civic Center Library. 
Actual meeting dates are as follows: 



January 19 
February 16 
March 16 
April 20 
May 18 
June 15 



4:00 p.m. 
4:00 p.m. 
4:00 p.m. 
4:00 p.m. 
4:00 p.m. 
4:00 p.m. 



For further information, contact; 
Lyn Freeman (415) 558-3463 



(415) 558-3463 



693 MISSION STREET, 8TH FLOOR 



SAN FRANCISCO, 94105 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

Wednesday, January 19, 1983 
4:00pm, Commissioners Room 
Civic Center Library 
San Francisco, CA 



DOCUMENTS DEPT 

JAH 1 8 1983 

SAN PRAN018C0 



AGENDA 



1. MURAL RESOURCES : 

A) Dewey Crumpler/Final Payment/ Joseph P. Lee Recreation 
Center 

B) Mike Rios/Final Payment/24th Street Mini Park 

C) Emanuael Montoya/Contract Extension/24th Street Mini Park 

2. PROPOSAL FOR PUBLIC FIREPLACE 

(STAFF PRESENTATION) 

3. MUNICIPAL GALLERY REPORT 

(STAFF PRESENTATION) 

4. ART ENRICHMENT 

A) Program Guidelines 

5. ART FESTIVAL 

A) Award of Honor Nominations 

B) Staff Report 

6. NEW BUSINESS 



1.13.83 



^ Visual Arts Committee Meeting 
A10. ^ 19 January 1983 

4:00pm Civic Center Library JCUMENTS DEPi 

Commissioners Room 
t/ll[t3 San Francisco JAN % I 1883 

SAN FRANQitQO 

NEW BUSINESS 



1. Pioneer Monument Conservation 

2. Legislation for Municipal Gallery and Slide Registry 

3. Civic Center Sculpture Installations 

4. Arts Legislation for upcoming Senate Session 

A. Recommendations for 

5. Announcement: Return of Arneson Bust study from Triton. 



City and County off San Francisco 



Art Commission 




Memorandum 



NOTICE; 



There will be a special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee of the 
San Francisco Commission, Thursday, February 3, 1983 at 1:00pm 
in room #330 at 45 Hyde Street. ^ 

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1. HOLOCAUST MONUMENT 

For further information please contact Lyn Freeman at 558-3463. 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
MINUTES 
16 February 1983 



LioCUWltNTS DEPT 

MAR 3 1983 

SAN FRANCISCO 

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The regular meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on Wednesday, 

16, February, 1983 at 4:00pm in the Commissioners Room at the Public Library, 

Main Branch, Civic Center Plaza. 



ROLL CALL Commissioners Present 

Robert LaRocca 
Jo Hanson 



Commissioners Absent 



Peter Rodriguez. 



There being a quorm, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

REPORTS AND Reports were made and thoroughly discussed, and recommendations were 
ORDERS made that the following orders be adopted by the Art Commission. 



ORDERED: 



Approval (pending acceptance of proposal by tiic Depart- 
ment of Recreation and Parks) /Roger Berry/ Rising Wa ve/ 
Two Year Installation (through February 26,1985/Twin 
Peaks* 



Presentation by: 
CONSENSUS : 



Roger Berry 



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ORDERED 



ORDERED 



Approval/Betsy Miller Kusz/Eureka Valley Trails N Art 
Network/Completed Mural for Dedication to Mayor George 
Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk/Ca.l i lorn .i a Arts 
Council Grant tt 146/Retaining Wail at Market n Ltttli Street 



Presentation by: 
CONSENSUS: 



BcLsy Mi l.lor-Kusz 
unanimous 



Approval/Fresno Art Center/Loan of Port ra it o f Gco njc/ 
May 15 - June 19, 1983 



Presentation by: 
CONSENSUS: 



Staff 



unanimous 



DISCUSSION : The following subjects were discussed and administrative actions 
suggested (where appropriate) : 



Subjects 

1. Arts Festival 



Administrative Directives : 

Finalize Award of Honor nominations at 
special Visual Arts Committee meeting 
scheduled for Tuesday* February 22, L983 

at 4 : 00pm . 



* Roger Berry proposal attached. 



Minutes (16 February 1983) 



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DISCUSSION: (cont'd) 



Subjects 



Administrative Directives : 

Explore possibility of offering special Festival 
'preview parties' to members of the Business 
Committee. 



Millbrae Art Enrichment: 
Carmen Lomas Garza's request 
for contract extension from 
June 1, 1983 to November 1, 
1983. 



Confer with the City Attorney regarding 
the possibility of time extensions. Send 
letter to artist emphasizing importance 
of 'timely completion' of contracted 
work as stated in agreement for services. 



Mission Community Center 
Art Enrichment Program 



Send letter requesting confirmation of 
project allocations and expressinq Art 
Commission interest in proceeding with 
the project as soon as possible. 



4. Art Enrichment Guideline 
Proposal 



Schedule special Visual Arts Committee 
ineetincj for Monday, February 2U, I9H3 at 
3:30pm at Fort M.ison. 



5. Richard Mayer's Civic 

Center Library sculpture 
installation 



Request formal letter from artist outlining 
his intentions with respect to continued 
installation of the work. 



6. Proposal for Civic Center 

Aesthetics Planning Committee 



Staff to work with Committee members on 
proposal presented 2.16.H3. 



7. SFMMA Civic Center Library 
sculpture installations 



Request formal letter from Museum outlining 
its intentions with respect to the Walburu 
and Witkin sculpture installations. 



8. Marina Parking Garage 
Art Enrichment 



Request additional information on project 
from Parking Authority Director, Margaret 
Brady. 



9. Management Review Final 
Report 



Staff to prepare report and further Committee 
review scheduled for the Tuesday, February, 
22, 1983 Festival meeting. 



10. Archives of American Art: 
Documentation of Arneson 
file. 



Await formal request from Archives of American 
Art. 



ADJOURNMENT : 



There being no further business, Chairman LaRocca adjourned the 
meeting at 6:00pm. 



Respectfully submitted, 



L.A. Freeman 

Visual Arts Program Coordinator 



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PROPOSAL FOR TWIN PEAKS 



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WHICH STAND TEN PEET TALL AND ARE LAID OUT ALONG 
AN EAST/WEST AXIS THIRTY SIX PEET WIDE. THE TWO 
OUTSIDE POLES ARE INCLINED £2' DEGREES SOUTH POINTING 
TO THE POSITION OP THE SUN AT NOON ON THE EQUINOX. 
EACH SUBSEQUENT POLE IS TILTED SLIGHTLY MORE TO THE 
NORTH. THE CENTER POLE IS PARALLEL TO THE AXIAL POLE 
OF THE EARTH AND POINTS TO THE NORTH STAR. AS THE 
SUN RISES, THE POLES TO THE EAST OF THE CENTER POLE 
CAST A SINGLE NARROW SHADOW WHICH CROSSES THE CENTER 
POLE. THIS SHADOW IS AT THE BASE OP THE POLE IN THE 
SUMMER, AND AT ITS TIP IN THE WINTER. AS THE SUN SETS 
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WESTERN POLES. AT THE EQUINOX, THE SHADOW OP THE RISING 
AND SETTING SUN IS CAST ON THE MIDDLE OP THE CENTER POLE. 
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ON THE HORIZON WHERE THE SUN WILL RISE AND SET, 
THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. 



THR SITE FOR "RISING WAVE" IS THE LEVEL PLATEAU ON 
THE SOUTH SHOULDER OF TWIN PEAKS. FROM THIS SITE 
TH12RE IS A CLEAR VIEW EAST TO DOWNTOWN SAN FRANCISCO, 
THE EAST BAY, MOUNT DIABLO, AND ON EXTREMELY CLEAR 
DAYS, THE SIERRAS. TO THE WEST, THE SUNSET DISTRICT, 
OCEAN BEACH, POINT REYS, AND THE FARALLONES CAN BE SEEN. 
THE SITE IS IDEAL, FOR IN ADDITION TO ITS SPECTACULAR 
VISTAS, IT AFFORDS AN UNOBSTRUCTED HORIZON TO THE EAST 
AND WEST FROM WHICH BOTH SUNRISES AND SUNSETS CAN BE 
CLEARLY SEEN, A NECESSARY REQUIREMENT FOR "RISING WAVE". 
THE SITE IS COVERED WITH NATURAL VEGITATION, GRASSES, 
WILD FLOWERS, AND LOW LYING SCRUB. IT IS LARGELY AS 
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i^wwUiViENTS DEPi 

MAR 3 1983 

SAN FRANCISCO 



A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on Tuesday, 
22 February, 1983 at 4:00pm in the Commissioners Room at the Public 
Library, Main Branch, Civic Center Plaza. 



ROLL CALL Commissioners Present 

Robert LaRocca 
Jo Hanson 



Commissioners Absent 



Peter Rodriguez 



There being a quorm, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 



DISCUSSION : The following subjects were discussed and administrative actions 
suggested (where appropriate) 



Subjects 



Administrative Directives 



1) 1983 Arts Festival Award of 
Honor nominations 



2) Management Review, Final Report. 

Staff submitted a report & critique 
on Management Review Report. Time 
limitations prohibited discussion 
of the staff report. 



Prepare Award of Honor nominations 
list, by category, noting first 
and second preferences, as discussed 
at today's meeting (2.22.83). 
Nominations and order of preference 
are subject to further review.* 

Staff to contact individual Visual 
Arts Committee members regarding 
contents of staff report. 



ADJOURNMENT : There being no further business, Chairman LaRocca adjourned the 
meeting at 5:30pm. 



* Award of Honor nominations list attached 



Respectfully submitted, 



L.A. Freeman 



AWARDS OF HONOR 
1983 



NOMINEES 
Architecture: 
Dance : 

Film: 

Landscape 
Architecture : 

Literature : 

Music: 



Painting: 
Patron : 
Photography: 
Printmaking: 
Sculpture : 
Theater: 



Walter Horn 
Margaret Jenkins 

George Lucas 

Lawrence Halprin 
Caroline Drewes 
Boz Scaggs 

Nathan Oliveria 
Louise M. Davie s 
Perkel Jones 
Kathan Brown 
Mark Di Suvero 
Peter Coyote 



ALTERNATES 

Warren Callister 

Evelyn Cisneros 
Anna Halprin 

John Korty 



Robert Royston 

Herb Caen 

Winifred Baker 
Johnny Matthis 
Isaac Stern 

Emmy Lou Packard 

Sally Hellyer Lilienthal 

Ruth Bernhard 

Andrew Hoyem 

Stephen De Staebler 

Luis Valdez 



Special Award of Honor: Elio Benvenuto 



NOMINATIONS 
FOR THE 1983 AWARDS OF HONOR 



Architecture 



Dance : 



Warren Callister 

Donn Sirimon s 

Arthur Gensler 

Walter Horn 

Julia Morgan 

Edward Page 

Robinson, Mills, Williams 

Adela Chu 
Evelyn Cisneros 
Anna Halprin 
Margaret Jenkins 
Michael Smuin 



Film: 



Landscape 
Architecture 



Literature : 



Music : 



Painting 



John Korty 
George Lucas 
Agnes Varga 



Lawrence Halprin 
Robert Royston 

Alice Adams 
Marc Adams 
Fernando Alegria 
Herb Caen 
Richard Dillon 
Caroline Drewes 
Millie Robbins 

Kurt Adler 
Ludwig Alt man 
Winifred Baker 
Sal Carson 
John Cordoni 
Bill Graham 
Johnny Mat this 
Kirk Meechem 
Pauline Olveras 
Luis Santana 
Boz Scaggs 
Jimmie Sheldon 
Isaac Stern 

Mark Adams 
Joan Brown 
Eleanor Dickenson 
Daniel Galvez 
Nathan Oliveria 
Joseph Raphael Sr. 
Emmy Lou Packard 
Neil Sinton • 
Wayne Thiebaud 



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Patron 



Louise M. Davies 

Evie Haas 

Walter Haas Jr. 

Chevron: Don Jones 

John Knedler 

Sally Hellyer Lilienthal 

Walter Newman 

Marjorie Stern 

Phyllis Wattis 

San Francisco Foundation 



Photography 



Ruth Bernhard 
Perkel Jones 
Richard Mizrack 
Laird Paltdrige 
Joe Ramos 
Max Yavno 



Printmaking 



Sculpture: 



Theater: 



Kathan Brown 
Carmen Lomas Garza 
Andrew Hoyem 
June Wayne 

Elio Benvenuto 
Beniamino Bufano 
Stephen De Staebler 
Mark Di Suvero 
Sargeant Johnson 
Manuel Neri 
Richard Shaw 
Martin Snipper 

Peter Coyote 
Richard Rineichus 
Carol Shorenstein 
Luis Valdez 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

MINUTES 
-#- 16 March 1983 



MENTS DEP 

JUN 3 1983 

SAN FRANCISCO 



The regular meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on Wednesday, 16, 
March, 1983 at 4:00 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Art Commission Offices, 
45 Hyde Street, Third Floor. 



ROLL CALL 



Commissioners Present 



Robert LaRocca 
Jo Hanson 
Peter Rodriguez 

There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business 

DISCUSSION: 



Subjects 



The following subjects were discussed and administrative 
actions suggested (where appropriate) 

Administrative Directives 



1. Community Fireplace Proposal/ 
Christian Georgeovich 



2. 



Central City Park Project/ 
Pat Carlisle 



3. 



Performing Arts Parking 
Garage 



4. Totlot Project /Portsmouth 
Square 



Send Ms. Georgeovich a copy of submission 
requirements for art work review (ref : 
Fisher) 

Write letter to architect Pat Carlisle 
reminding her of Art Enrichment procedures; 
indicate the inadequate representation 
of female artists on the list of 
artists invited to submit a proposal 
(ref: Fisher) 

Contact City Attorney re: action by 
Board of Supervisors Finance Committee to 
release only $2,250 of $45,000 Art 
Enrichment allocation for purposes of 
carrying out artist selection process 
prior to receiving full allocation (ref: 
Fisher) 

Contact artist Mary Fuller re: recommenda- 
tions of Committee to re-design dragon 
maquettes (ref: Fisher) 



REPORTS AND 
ORDERS : 



Reports were made and thoroughly discussed, and recommendations 
were made that the following orders be adopted by the Art Commission 



Visual Arts Committee Minutes/16 March 1983/Page 2 



ORDERED : Approval/Patricia Rodriguez /Contract Modification for 
an additional $300 to incorporate in the mural she has 
painted on the Women's Building at 18th & Guerrero Streets , 
a list of the names of the individuals depicted in the mural 



Presented by: 
Recommended by: 
CONSENSUS: 



Kathy Cinnater/Patricia Rodriguez 
Commissioner Hanson 
Unanimous Approval 



ORDERED : Final Approval/Patricia Rodriguez/Mural/Women's Building / 
18th & Guerrero Streets 



Presented by: 
Recommended by: 
CONSENSUS : 



Kathy Cinnater/Patricia Rodriguez 
Commissioner Rodriguez 
Unanimous Approval 



ORDERED : Approval /Carmen Lomas Garza/Contract Extension from 
June 1, 1983 to November 1, 1983/San Francisco Water 
Department at Millbrae 



Presented by: 
Recommended by: 
CONSENSUS: 



Staff 

Commissioner Rodriguez 

Unanimous Approval 



ORDERED : Approval/Art Commission Gallery /Curatorial & Exhibition 
Policy/The Chair of the Curatorial & Planning Committee 
shall pass all Committee recommendations to the Gallery 
Director . The Gallery Director shall have the authority 
to approve or disapprove any recommendations so made , 
and/or refer the matter back to the Committee for fur ther 
discussion . Upon receiving the approval of the Gallery 
Director f the Chair shall then proceed to pass such 
recommendations to the full Gallery Advisory Board for 
their approval or disapproval . 

The Gallery Director, acting on behalf of the full 
Gallery Advisory Board , shall pass recommendations 
from the Advisory Board to the Art Commission's Visual 
Arts Committee . The Visual Arts Committee shall , in 
turn, review the matter (s) and make recommendations to 
the full Art Commission. 



Presented by: 
Recommended by: 
CONSENSUS : 



Staff 

Commissioner Rodriguez 

Unanimous Approval 



Visual Arts Committee Minutes/16 March 1983/Page 3 



5. ORDERED: 



Approval/Art Commission Gallery /Opening Exhibition Date/ 
Week of June 20 , 1983, providing renovation is completed 



Presented by: Staff 

Recommended by: Commissioner Rodriguez 

CONSENSUS: Unanimous Approval 



6 . ORDERED : 



Approval/Art Commission Gallery /Geographical Program 
Limits/Bay Area emphasis shall be the general policy 



Presented by: Staff 

Recommended by: Commissioner Rodriguez 

CONSENSUS: Unanimous Approval 



ADJOURNMENT : There being no further business, Chairman LaRocca adjourned the 
meeting at 6:30 p.m. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Randi Fisher 

Art Enrichment Coordinator 



City and County of San Francisco 

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APR 2 5 1983 

JAN FRISCO 

REGULAR MEETING-VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
Wednesday, April 20, 1983 at 4:00 p.m. 
in the Commissioner's Room, third floor 
of the Public Library, Civic Center 



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1. Mural Resources 

A. Final Payment-Arch Williams/Bernal Library mural 

B. Design Approval- Co leen Henshie/Crocker Amazon Playground 

2. Archives of American Art-Paul Karlstrom 

A. Request for Approval to Conduct Research 

3. Central City Park Project 

A. Presentor: Patricia Carlisle 

4. Arts Festival 

5. Art Enrichment 

A. Conservation-Geiieral Hospital 

B. On-going Projects Update 

C. King County Arts Commission, Seattle WA 
1. Presentor: Jerry Allen 

6. Art Commission Gallery 

7. Slide Registry Guidelines 

8. Civic Center Proposal 

9. Lincoln Park Monument -Mike Iwasaki 
A. Request for Approval 

10. Information 

A. Advocacy Efforts with Board of Supervisors 

B. Architecture Concepts 

11. New Business 



12. Adjournment 



City and County of San Francisco 



Art Commission 




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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

MINUTES 
20 April 1983 



jUMENTS dept 

J UN 3 1983 

SAN FRANCiSCO 
pnm i^ | IRRARY 



The regular meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on Wednesday, 
20 April, 1983 at 4:00 p.m. in the Commissioner's Room of the Public 
Library, Third Floor, Civic Center. 



ROLL CALL: 



Commissioner's Present 

Robert LaRocca 
Jo Hanson 
Peter Rodriguez 



There being a guorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 



DISCUSSION: 



Subjects 



The following subjects were discussed and administrative 
actions suggested (where appropriate) 



1. Central City Park Project 
Pat Carlisle 



Arts Festival 

Helaine Fortgang 



King County Arts Commission 
Jerry Allen; presentation of 
Art in Public Places Program 



Administrative Directives 

Send Ms. Carlisle a copy of the Art 
Commission's budget breakdown for 
Art Enrichment projects for her 
information; conduct a site visit to 
the Park and review the two sites 
intended for sculpture; review current 
Art Commission slide files for potential 
sculptors; set up working meeting with 
Ms. Carlisle and Visual Arts Committee 
(Ref: Freeman, Fisher). 

Discuss Arts Festival budget with Jackie 
Nemerovski; bring budget information to 
next Visual Arts meeting for approval 
(Ref: Fortgang). 



Art Commission 

Visual Arts Committee meeting/April 20 , 1983/Page 2 

REPORTS AND 

ORDERS ; Reports were made and thoroughly discussed, and recommendations 

were made that the following orders be adopted by the Art Commissior 






1. ORDERED ; Final Payment/Artist Arch Williams/Bernal 
Library Mural 

Presented by: Kathy Cinnater/Arch Williams 

Recommended by: Jo Hanson 
CONSENSUS: Unanimous Approval 



2. ORDERED : Design Approval /Artist Colleen Henshie/ 
Crocker Amazon Playground Murals 

Presented by: Kathy Cinnater/Colleen Henshie 
Recommended by: Jo Hanson 
CONSENSUS: Unanimous Approval 



3. ORDERED : Approval to make available the Art Commission's ' 
records on artist Robert Arne son to the Archives 









of American Art for documentation purposes 

Presented by: Staff 
Recommended by: Jo Hanson 
CONSENSUS: Unanimous Approval 



4. ORDERED : Approval to purchase a camera for use by the 
Visual Arts Program 

Presented by: Staff 
Recommended by: Jo Hanson 
CONSENSUS: Unanimous Approval 



5. ORDERED: : Approval of Mike Iwasaki ' s Monument to be 
erected in Lincoln Park 

Presented by: Staff 
Recommended by: Jo Hanson 
CONSENSUS: Unanimous Approval 



ADJOURNMENT : There being no further business, Chairman LaRocca adjourned the 
meeting at 6:30 p.m. 



Respectfully submitted, 



tendi Fisher 
Art Enrichment Coordinator 



City and County off San Francisco 



Art Commission 




Memorandum 



April 26, 1983 



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Randi Fisher 

Art Enrichment Coordinator 



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The' Visual Arts Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 
27, 1983 at 10:30 a.m. in the offices of Fong & LaRocca, 609 " 
Mission Street, has been cancelled. 



APR 2 9 1983 

8AN FKANC*CO 



City and County of San Francisco 




VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



MINUTES 



6 May 1983 



Art Commission 



"FOMENTS DEPT 

MAY 1 6 1983 

SAN FRANCISCO 
f»UBI IC ' IRRAPY 






A special meeting of Lhe Visual Arts Committee was held on Friday, May 6, 1983 
at 10:00 A.M. in the offices of Fong & La Rocca, 609 Mission Street 6th Floor. 



Commissioners Absent 



Subjects 

1. Central City Park 

(See Attachment A) 



ROLL CALL : Commissioners Present 

Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Peter Rodriguez 

There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

DISCUSSION : The following subjects were discussed and administrative 

actions suggested (where appropriate) . 

Administrative Directives 

Update contact with Ms. Pat Carlisle and convey 
results of Visual Arts Committee meeting of May 6th; 
Photograph Emile Norman's sculpture at the Bank of 
California for presentation at next V.A.C. meeting; 
Review current Art Commission slide files for 
potential sculptors; Contact galleries to research 
artists suggested by Commissioners. 
(Ref: Manton) 

Research California Art Preservation Act to deter- 
mine liability of Art Commission in regard to 
damaged art work; Contact Friends of the Arts to 
discuss establishment of a volunteer committee to 
clean-up and maintain art work; Research minimal 
payment of students from Eleanor Dickenson's class 
at CCAC for conservation work; Contact SF General to 
ascertain when the promised $1,000 contribution will 
be available to the Art Commission. 
(Ref: Manton) 

3. Art Enrichment Guidelines 



Art Enrichment 
Conservation 
General Hospital 



Art Commission 

Visual Arts Committee meeting/ May 6, 1983/Page2 

REPORTS AND 

ORDERS: Reports were made and thoroughly discussed, and recommendations 

were made that the following orders be adopted by the Art 

Commission. 

1. ORDERED : The schedule of a V.A.C. visit to San Francisco 
General Hospital to inspect damaged art work . 

Presented by: Randi Fisher/Lyn Freeman 
Recommended by: Robert La Rocca 
CONSENSUS: Unanimous Approval 

ADJOURNMENT : There being no further business, Chairman La Rocca adjourned 

the meeting at 12:40 P.M. 



Respectfully submitted, 

J'iJLl Manton 

Art Enrichment Coordinator 




City and County of San Francisco Art Commission 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING/ MAY 6, 1983 



CENTRAL CITY PARK PROJECT 



Attachment A 

At the request of Pat Carlisle, the Visual Arts Committee will develop a 
letter to the artists who are potential candidates for the Central City 
Park Project. The Committee decided that the letter should include the 
following information: 

1. Jo Hanson's project concerns as follows: 

Standard of aesthetic excellence 

Consumer consideration - the sculptor should be responsive to the needs 
of the user population in terms of the general tenor (economic, political, 
and cultural) of the neighborhood. The projected park site should be 
evaluated to determine who will be using the area and when. Consideration 
should be given to the specific use of the two sites. 

2. Proposes Art Enrichment Guidelines/ Selection Criteria #'s 1,2,4,5,6,& 8 

#6 is a pertinent and particular concern in this neighborhood in that 
the elements of design must preclude the liability and potential danger 
of points, extensions, and sharp edges. 

3. Attached to the letter will be the following: 

Proposal Contract with: 

a. diagram 

b. itemized budget of expenses involved 

c. Project Resolution Numbers 
Contract for fabrication and installation 

4. Detailed description of project's constituents. 

To facilitate the composition of the above letter, Pat Carlisle will be contacted 
to provide the Royston study of the neighborhood, and the North of Market Planning 
Coalition will be consulted for any pertinent information they might provide. 

The Visual Arts Committee viewed slides of 4 of the 5 artists recommended by the 
project architects, Royston, Hanamoto, Alley, and Abey. Discussion ensued regarding 
the appropriateness and feasibility of the work presented. The overall reaction of 
the Committee was favorable, however, the Committee members made several suggestions 
as to other artists whose work should be considered. A special meeting of the Visual 
Arts Committee has been scheduled for Thursday, May 12, 1983 at 2:00 P.M. in the 
offices of Fong & La Rocca, 609 Mission St.:eet, 6th Floor to view the slides of the 
artists newly suggested. 

Committee members agreed that the sculpture should incorporate color and movement 
in its design and possess an "upbeat" quality. For purposes of discussion, the 
Committee defined the two art enrichment sites as Area A and Area B. Area A 
represents the smaller site, located in the vicinity of the children's playground. 
The Commissioners agreed that the sculpture design should be appropriate to an 
association with the playground. Area B represents the larger site and functions as th 

focal point of the park. The Commissioners agreed that a vertical work would be 
appropriate to identify the vertical axis of the park. 



City and County of San Francisco 



Art Commission 




uGCUMENTS DEPT. 

MAY 1 6 1983 

SAN FRANCISCO 
pur>i ,^ | irraRY 



SPECIAL MEETING- VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

Thursday, May 12, 1983 at 2:00 P.M. 
in the offices of Fong & La Rocca, 
609 Mission Street, 6th Floor 



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I. Central City Park Project 

II. Art Enrichment 

A. Conservation- General Hospital 

III. Slide Registry Guidelines 
Final Approval 

IV. Art Commission Gallery 

V. Consideration of Rules & Regulations 
Geographical Eligibility Criteria 

VI. Art Enrichment Guidelines 
Final Review 

VII. Civic Center Proposal 

VIII. Regular Meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 
May 18, 1983 



IX, 



Adjournment 



City and County of San Francisco 



Art Commission 




VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



M 



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12 May 1983 



woOUMEiMTS DEPT. 
MAY 2 3 1983 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC I IRRARY 



A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on Thursday, 
May 12, 1983 at 2:00 P.M. in the offices of Fong & LaRocca, 609 
Mission Street, 6th Floor. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Peter Rodriguez 

There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 



DISCUSSION: 



Subjects 



Central City Park 



The following subjects were discussed and administrative 
actions suggested (where appropriate). 

Administrative Directives 

Draft letter from both the Art Commission and 
the architects (Royston, Hanamoto, Alley, & 
Abey) to those artists initially contacted 
and not considered as finalists; Obtain slides 
of the work of Jerome Kirk, Wing Ng, and Sandra 
Shannonhouse for the review of the Visual Arts 
Committee; Incorporate Recital into "Agreement 
for Proposal for Work of Art at Central City 
Park" which describes the Joint Committee, 
comprised of the Department of Recreation & 
Parks, the architectural firm, and citizens of 
the neighborhood whose purpose will be to review 
and evaluate the Art Commission's recommendations, 
however, the final decision will rest with the 
Art Commission. 
(Ref: Man ton) 



Art Enrichment 
Conservation 
General Hospital 



3. 



Slide Registry 
Guidelines 



Re: the request for acknowledgment or credit 
by the Friends of the Arts for the establishment 
of a Volunteer Committee to regularly inspect 
and maintain works of art: Inform Jane Bolster 
of possible acknowledgment in the SF Arts Festival 
Catalog, the Art Commission Catalog, and a future 
reception at the hospital; Contact Jeffrey Lang 
to arrange visit of the V.A.C. to SF General. 
(Ref: Man ton) 



Art Commission 



Visual Arts Committee Meeting/ May 12 , 1983/ Page 2 



Subjects 



Administrative Directives 



4. Civic Center 
Proposal 



REPORTS AND 
ORDERS : 



Reports were made and thoroughly discussed, 
and recommendations were made that the 
following orders be adopted by the Art 
Commission. 



1 . ORDERED : Final Approval/Slide Registry 
Guidelines 



Presented by: 
Recommended by: 
CONSENSUS: 



Lyn Freeman 
Jo Hanson 
Unanimous 
Approval 



ADJOURNMENT: 



There being no further business, Chairman 
LaRocca adjourned the meeting at 4:40 P.M. 



Respectfully submitted, 



Ji 



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d/11 Man ton 
Art Enrichment Coordinator 



City and County of San Francisco 



Art Commission 




5P 

. _ /i -- Dianne Feinstein 
\li AIO, 4$ MAYOR 



Joan Ellison-Wong 
DIRECTOR 



Commissioners 



Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Fredrick Goerner 
Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

Presidents of the 

Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



II. 



III. 



IV. 

V. 
VI. 



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^oJMSftlTS DE PT. 
MAY 2 1983 

SAN FRAN CiSCO 
P" •". <° 1 'RRARV 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
Wednesday,. May 18, 1983 at 4:00 
P.M. in the Commissioner's Room 
at the San Francisco Public Library 



E N D A 



Art Commission Gallery 

A. Consideration of Rules and Regulations 
Geographic Eligibility Criteria 

Mural Resource Center 
Kathy Cinnater 
A. Design Approval for artist John Werhle 

Art Enrichment 

A. Conservation 

Dudley Carter (Kathy Cinnater) 
SF General Hospital 

1. V.A.C. visit and meeting with Jeffrey Lang 

2. CCAC/ Eleanor Dickenson 

Central City Park Project 

A. Slide Review 

B. Letter to Artist (Review of Draft) 

Ongoing Art Enrichment Pro jects /status Report 
New Business 



VII. Special Meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 
Wednesday, May 25, 1983, 4:00 P.M., in the 
offices of Fong & LaRocca, 609 Mission Street, 
6th Floor 

A. Art Enrichment Guidelines Final Review & Approval 

VIII. Adjournment 



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18 May 1983 



LiUeUMENTS DEPT. 

MAY 2 7 1983 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUB! IC I IRRARY 



The regular meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on Wednesday, 
May 10, 1903 at 4:00 P.M. in the Commissioner's Room at the San Francisco 
Public Library. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Peter Rodriguez 



There being a quorum the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

DISCUSSION : The following subjects were discussed and administrative 

actions suggested (where appropriate) . 



SUBJECTS 



1. 
2. 

3. 



4. 



Art Commission Gallery 

Mural Resource Center 
(Kathy Cinnater) 

Art Enrichment/Conservation 
A. Dudley Carter 



SF General 

A. Diego Rivera Bequest 



B. Maintenance and 

Condition Reports 
(CCAC Students) 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 



Draft letter to Tom Malloy of the 
Department of Recreation and Parks 
concerning the availability of funds 
through the Open Space Program to 
provide for the restoration of the 
sculpture . 
(Ref: Man ton) 



Contact City Attorney to investigate 
legal procedure regarding bequests of 
art to a public building. 
(Ref: Man ton) 

Contact Eleanor Dickinson (CCAC) . Schedule ai 
visit to V.A.C. meeting on Wed., May 25th, J 
to discuss student involvement. 
(Ref: Man ton) 



City and County of San Francisco 



Art Commission 




VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING/ MAY 13, 1983/PAGE 2 
SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 



SF Arts Festival 
(Helaine Fortgang) 

Central City Park 
Slide Review 



Contact Anthony Smith to determine extent of 
previous experience working on a large scale; 
Contact Lita Albuquerque regarding possibility 
of submitting a proposal for this project. 
(Ref: Manton) 



NEA/ Art in Public 
Places 



REPORTS AND ORDERS: 



Reports were made and thoroughly discussed, 

and recommendations were made that the following 

orders be adopted by the Art Commission. 



1. ORDERED : Design Approval/Artist John Werhle / 
Bank of America Bldg. Howard St. 



Presented by: 
Recommended by: 
CONSENSUS : 



John Werhle 
Jo Hanson 
Unanimous Approval 



2. 



ORDERED : GEOGRAPHIC ELIGIBILITY FOR SF ART 
COMMISSION GALLERY TO BE A 90 MILE 
RADIUS FROM SF, INCLUSIVE OF 9 
BAY AREA COUNTIES FROM CARMEL TO 
GUALALA. 



Presented by: 
Recommended by: 
CONSENSUS: 



Lyn Freeman 
Bob LaRocca 
Unanimous Approval 



3. ORDERED : RESOLUTION TO SUBMIT PROPOSAL FOR 
FY 84 TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 
FUND FOR PURPOSES OF HIRING UNEM- 
PLOYED MINORITY YOUTHS 



Presented by: 
Recommended by: 
CONSENSUS; 



Kathy Cinnater ja, 
Jo Hanson >$ 
Unanimous Approval 



4. ORDERED : RESOLUTION TO SUPPORT NEED & IM- 
PORTANCE OF RESTORATION OF DUDLEY 
CARTER *S SCULPTURE IN GOLDEN GATE 
PARK. 



City and County of San Francisco 



Art Commission 




VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING/MAY 18, 1983/PAGE 3 



Presented by: Kathy Cinnater 
Recommended by: Bob LaRocca 
CONSENSUS: Unanimous Approval 



ADJOURNMENT: 



There being no further business, Jo Hanson adjourned the 
meeting at 6:00 P.M. 



Respectfully submitted, 

kit /HM^' 



Ji ( l 
Art 



v 

1 Manton 



Enrichment Coordinator 



City and County of San Francisco 




SF 




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Memorandum 



Art Commission 



^^UMEIMTS DEPT. 

MAY 2 3 1983 

SAN FRANCISCO 
P*' LIC I IRRARY 



RE: 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEMBERS 

JILL MANTON 

ART ENRICHMENT COORDINATOR 

SPECIAL MEETING OF THE VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be held on 
Wednesday, May 25th, 1983 at 4:00 P.M. in the offices of Fong 
and LaRocca, 609 Mission Street, 6th Floor. The express purpose 
of this meeting will be the review and the final approval of the 
proposed Art Enrichment Guidelines. 



City and County of San Francisco 



Art Commission 




VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



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25 May 1983 



^ouUMEIMTS DEPT. 

JUN 2 1983 

SAN FRANCISCO 

pi "-"CJAPV 



A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on Wednesday, 
May 25, 1983 at 3:00 P.M. in the offices of Fong & LaRcca, 609 Mission 
Street, 6th Floor. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Peter Rodriguez 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

DISCUSSION : The following subjects were discussed and administrative 
actions suggested (where appropriate) . 



SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 



Art Enrichment 
A. Maintenance and 
Condition Reports 
Eleanor Dickinson 



B. SF General 



2. Art Enrichment 
Guidelines 



Contact Booker Smith of the CO-OP Education 
Program at CCAC to discuss logistics of 
developing a contract either with college or 
with individual students, the purpose of which 
would be an inventory of the City's art col- 
lection, regular condition reports, and light 
maintenance such as frame cleaning and matt 
changing by those persons qualified to do so. 
Contact KeithGrand to determine liability 
factor regarding injury of students and/or 
damage to artworks; Investigate cost of pro- 
viding basic liability insurance to volunteers 
and students working for minimal pay ;(Manton) 

Contact Dr. Jeffrey Lang to change time of 
meeting with the V.A.C. to Friday, June 3, 
1983 at 3:00 P.M. (Ref: Manton) 



Incorporate changes made by V.A.C. and 
distribute to all Commissioners for review. 



3. Central City 
Park 



Send Pat Carlisle (Project Architect) the 
slides of the 7 finalists indicated below for 
her committee review 

1. Kati Casida 5. Roslyn Mazzilli 

2. Robert Feldman 6. Sandra Shannonhouse 

3. viola Frey 7. Anthony Smith 

4. Jerome Kirk 



City and County of San Francisco 



Art Commission 




VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING/ MAY 25, 1983/ PAGE 2 



SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 



4. National 

Endowment for 
the Arts 



Submit a Letter of Intent to apply for an Art in Public 
Places Grant by June 1, 1983; Contact those persons 
suggested by the V.A.C. as potential members of the 
Advisory and Selection Panels. 
(Ref: Man ton) 



REPORTS AND 
ORDERS 



Reports were made and thoroughly discussed , and 
recommendations were made that the following orders 
be adopted by the Art Commission. 



1 . ORDERED : 



FINAL APPROVAL/ART ENRICHMENT GUIDELINES 



Presented by: 
Recommended by: 
CONSENSUS : 



Lyn Freeman 
Jo Hanson 
Unanimous Approval 



Respectfully submitted, 



tyl/7ii& 




Jill Man ton 

Art Enrichment Coordinator 



City and County of San Francisco 



Art Commission 




•S? VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
•fi, MINUTES 
June 3, 1983 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

JUN 1 4 1983 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on Friday, 
June 3, 1983 at 3:00 P.M. in the office of Dr. Jeffrey Lang, San 
Francisco General Hospital, 1001 Portrero Avenue, Ward 2A-5. 



ROLL CALL : COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Peter Rodriguez 



HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATORS PRESENT 



Dr. Joyce Brady 
Dr. Thomas Griffin 
Dr. Jeffrey Lang 

There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

DISCUSSION : The following subjects were discussed and administrative 
actions suggested (where appropriate) . 



SUBJECTS 



Conservation 



2. Release of Funds 



3. Change in Art 
program at SF 
General 



DISCUSSION AND/OR ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 

Dr. Lang said it would be feasible to instruct 
hospital custodial/janitorial staff to include 
light cleaning of artworks as part of their 
daily routine. Either an Art Commission staff person 
or a graduate student from Eleanor Dickinson's class 
at CCAC will instruct custodial staff as to proper 
method of cleaning glass, etc. to preclude possibility 
of damage. A committee comprised of medical personnel 
will be established whose responsibility it will be 
to survey artworks in their working environment. In 
the event of damage or vandalism, they will immediatel; 
contact Visual Arts Committee staff coordinator. 

Funds in the amount of $1,000 will be released in 
July, 1983 to begin the inventory and condition 
assessment of the art collection at SF General. 
The hospital might also provide supplies such as 
glass and acid-free matt board as needed for the 
reparation of artworks. 

A committee will be formed to discuss possible 
changes in the hospital's art program. A V. A. C. staff 
person will attend the meetings of this committee 
and thus, serve as a liason between the hospital and 
the Art Commission. Some issues to be considered are 
the relocation of certain works within facility, 



Art Commission 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/JUNE 3, 1983/ SF GENERAL VISIT 
PAGE 2 



SUBJECTS 



DISCUSSION AND /OR ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 



3, Change in Art 

Program, cont'd 



the deacquisition and sale of undesirable artworks, 
and the future use of funds generated from the sale of 
artworks. 



4. 



Muralist 
Proposal 



5. Diego Rivera 



Obtain a copy of will or document which states that 
SF General is the recipient of the bequest; Contact 
City Attorney with this information to determine what 
legal proceedings are necessary; Investigate possibility 
of loaning painting to museum or art institution in 
exchange for fee which could be used to defray the cost 
of conservation, reframing, and installation of the 
painting, or in exchange for the performance of the 
above services at the cost of the borrowing institution. 
(Ref: Manton) 



6. Inspection of 
Artworks 



REPORTS AND ORDERS 



Reports were made and thoroughly discussed and recom- 
mendations were made that the following orders be 
adopted by the Art Commission. 



1. ORDERED: DEINSTALLATION/ROB HARPER'S TRIPTYCH 

CHARLES "SPEEDED" HOLMAN SERIES 

Presented by: Staff 
Recommended by: Jo Hanson 
CONSENSUS: Unanimous Approval 

2 . ORDERED : DEINSTALLATION FOR FUTURE REPAIR S 

CONSERVATION/DON BRODEUR'S PAINTING 
"PATIENT CARE TEAM" 

Presented by: Staff 
Recommended by: Robert LaRocca 
CONSENSUS: Unanimous Approval 

3. ORDERED: RELOCATION OF FREDA KOBLICK'S ACRYLIC 

SCREEN TO ANOTHER PART OF HOSPITAL 

Presented by: Staff 
Recommended by: Robert LaRocca 
CONSENSUS: Unanimous Approval 

There being no further business, Chairman LaRocca adjourned the meeting 
at 5:20 P.M. 



Respectfully sub. 



.-tted^ 
Jill Manton, Art Enrichment fnnHinafnr 



City and County of San Francisco 



Art Commission 




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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

MINUTES 
*r£. June 6, 1983 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

JUN 1 4 1983 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC f IHrfARY 



A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on Monday, June 6, 1983 
at 2:45 P.M. in the Commissioner's Room of the San Francisco Public Library. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Peter Rodriguez 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded with its formal business. 

DISCUSSION : The following subjects were discusses and administrative actions 

suggested (where appropriate) . 



SUBJECTS 

1. Art Commission 
Gallery 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 



REPORTS AND ORDERS 



Reports were made and thoroughly discussed and recommendations 
were made that the following orders be adopted by the Art 
Commission. 

1. ORDERED: Resolution to authorize the V.A.C. to act 

promptly to remove from public display any 
artwork in the City's collection that has been 
vandalized or otherwise damaged. 
Presented by: Jo Hanson 
Recommended by: Robert LaRocca 
CONSENSUS: Unanimous Approval 

2. ORDERED: Resolution to allow 80 Langton Street Inc. to 

temporarily install site specific works of art 
at the space adjacent to the Art Commission 
Gallery. The Visual Art Committee reserves the 
right to review and approve the artists selected 
for this project. 
Presented by; Lyn Freeman 
Recommended by: Jo Hanson 
CONSENSUS: Unanimous Approval 

3. ORDERED: Approval for 2nd Exhibition at Art Commission 

Gallery/ Emphasis on performance, architecture, 



Art Commission 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/JUNE 6, 1983/PAGE 2 

REPORTS AND ORDERS CONT'D 

3. ORDERED: and site specific works/Curated by Judith Dunham 
and Helene Fried 

Presented by: Lyn Freeman 
Recommended by: Robert LaRocca 
CONSENSUS: Unanimous Approval 



4 . ORDERED : 



Approval for 3rd Exhibition at Art Commission Gallery/ 
Open Studio/Curated by Henry Hopkins and Cathy Curtis 

Presented by: Lyn Freeman 
Recommended by: Jo Hanson 
CONSENSUS: Unanimous Approval 



There being no further business, Chairman LaRocca adjourned the meeting at 
3:10 P.M. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Jill Man ton 

Art Enrichment Coordinator 



City and County of San Francisco 



Art Commission 




3.45" 

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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

The regular monthly meeting of the 
Visual Arts Committee will be held 
on Wednesday^ June 15, 1983 at 4:00 
P.M. in the Commissioner's Room at 
the San Francisco Public Library. 



AGE 



A 



II. 

III. 

IV. 

V. 



ART ENRICHMENT 

A. PROJECTS UPDATE 

B. STUDIO VISITS 
JOE SLUSKY 
CARMEN GARZA 

C. MARY FULLER/PORTSMOUTH SQUARE/ANIMAL EYE DESIGN 

CIVIC CENTER PROPOSAL 
SF ART COMMISSION GALLERY 
NEW BUSINESS 
ADJOURNMENT 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

JUN 1 5 1983 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC I IRRARY 



City and County of San Francisco 



Art Commission 




■ S/M 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

MINUTES 
*^ June 15, 1983 



uOcUivlENTS DEPT. 

JUL G 1983 

SAN FRANCISCO 
pn |C ' irrapv 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held 
on Wednesday, June 15, 1983 at 4:00 P.M. in the Commissioner's 
Room of the San Francisco Public Library. 



ROLL CALL; 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Peter Rodriguez 

There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

DISCUSSION : The following subjects were discussed and administrative 
actions suggested (where appropriate) . 



SUBJECTS 

ART ENRICHMENT 

1. Central City 
Park 



Mission Comm, 
Center 

Moscone 
Parking 
Garage 



Studio Visits 
joe Slusky 
Carmen Garza 

Mary Fuller 
Eye Design 



DISCUSSION AND/OR ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 



Examine Art Enrichment Ordinance to determine whether 
Rec and Park Dept. is exempt from Art Commission in- 
volvement or if Art Enrichment is on a voluntary basis; 
Contact City Attorney to ascertain who determines the 
selection of artwork for the Parks in the City and County 
of San Francisco; Visit Center for the Visual Arts and 
review their slide registry for possible candidates for 
C.C.P.; Conduct extensive new search for other artists 
who might serve as possible candidates; Compose letter 
to President Swig explaining results of meeting with 
Tom Malloy, Mary Burns, and Pat Carlisle. 

(Ref: Man ton) 

Send memo to Joan Ellison-Wong informing her of meeting 
with Martin Del Campo. (Ref: Manton) 

Collect pertinent information from Mike Mann of the 
Redevelopment Agency re: budget, site, and other 
considerations . 
(Ref: Manton) 

Confirm dates, time, and addresses. 
(Ref: Manton) 



Direct Mary to continue experimentation to obtain a better 
result with the epoxy eye covering and expose to direct 
sunlight for extended period of time. 
(Ref: Manton) 



VISUAL ATRS COMMITTEE MINUTES/ JUNE 15, 1983/PAGE 2 



Art Commission 



SUBJECTS 

ART ENRICHMENT cont'd 

6. SF General 



CIVIC CENTER PROPOSAL 
1. 



ART COMM. GALLERY 

1. Reception 

2. 80 Langton Street 



OLD BUSINESS 

1. Amendment of Minutes 
June 3, 1983 



2. Amendment of Minutes 
June 6, 1983 



NEW BUSINESS 

1. CIVIC DESIGN 

ART ENRICHMENT 
JO HANSON 



DISCUSSION AND/OR ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 



Obtain copy of will to verify who has jurisdiction over 
Diego Rivera painting and seek information to determine 
ownership of Frida Kahlo painting. 
(Ref: Man ton) 



Copy and distribute Jo Hanson's letter describing proposal 
and concerns; Correct current proposal description by adding 
previously omitted paragraphs; arrange meeting with Pres. 
Swig, Jo Hanson, Lyn Freeman, Helene Fried, and Steve Costa 
to discuss this subject; Consult with Director Ellison-Wong 
to determine who should receive letter; Investigate possibil- 
ity of using this proposal as a pilot for the NEA Art in 
Public Places Grant; 



Make certain invitations have been sent to all those who 
should receive them; Investigate future lunch-time receptions 
to include City Hall and Civic Center population; 

Invite representative from 80 Langton Street to further 
discuss temporary site specific exhibition proposal re- 
garding appropriate guidelines for public works in the 
City Hall vicinity. 



Please refer to #3. "Change in Art Program at SF General" 
"Some issues to be considered are the relocation of certain 
works within the facility, the deacquisition and sale of 
artworks, and the future use of funds generated from the 
sale." 

Please refer to Reports and Orders #2. Amended to read as 
follows: "Resolution to allow 80 Langton Street Inc. to 
temporarily install site specific works of art at the space 
adjacent to the Art Comm. Gallery. The V.A.C. reserves the 
right to review and approve the proposal." 



Send memo to Civic Design Committee to confirm the V.A.C.'s 
understanding of the new Civic Design Art Enrichment Guide- 
lines to the effect that all decisions whether a project 
is appropriate for Art Enrichment will now be referred to 
the V.A.C. 
(Ref: Man ton) 

Request that Peter Fries of Civic Design Committee send 

the newly approved Civic Design Guidelines for Art Enrichment: 

to all appropriate agencies. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MINUTES/JUNE 15 , 1983/PAGE 3 fa\ COITHTliSSiOn 

SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 

NEW BUSINESS cont'd 
CIVIC DESIGN 
ART ENRICHMENT 
JO HANSON 

2. Marina Parking Investigate possibility of Art Enrichment. 
Garage (Ref: Manton) 

There being no further business, Chairman LaPocca adjourned the meeting at 5:55 P.M. 

Respectfully submitted, 



JillJ Manton 

Visual Arts Committee Coordinator 



City and County of San Francisco 




VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



AGENDA 



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Art Commission 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

The regular monthly meeting of the 
Visual Arts Committee will be held 
on Wednesday. July 20, 1983 at ^:00 
P.M. in the Commissioner's Room at 
the San Francisco Public Library. 



II 

III 

IV. 



VIM, 
IX, 



Confirmation of Studio Visits 

A. Carmen Garza / July 21, 1983 at 11:00 A.M. 

B. Joe Slusky / July 29, 1983 at 11:00 A.M. 

Civic Center Proposal 

Johnson and Higgins 

Gift of Sculpture to SF Port Commission 



Central City Park 

Slide Review 

Art Commission Status 

Performing Arts Garage 

State Office Building 

Art Commission Gallery 

A. SI ide Registry 

B. 80 Langton Street 

New Business 
Adjournment 



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JUL 2 1983 

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DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

JUL 2 9 1983 

SAN FRANCISCO 

piio. .^ • IRRARY 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on 
Wednesday, July 20, 1983 at 4:00 PM in the Commissioner's Room of the 
San Francisco Public Library. 

ROLL CALL : COMMISSIONERS PRESENT COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 

Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Peter Rodriguez 

There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 



DISCUSSION: 



SUBJECTS 



Johnson & 
Higgins 



2. 



Art Comm. 
Gallery 
J. Moran 



REPORTS AND 
ORDERS: 



The following subjects were discussed and administrative 
actions suggested (where appropriate). 

DISCUSSION AND/OR ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 



Ms. Margaret Torme reported that Johnson and Higgins would 
like to delegate the administration of the Johnson and Higgins 
Waterfront Art Project to the Arts Commission; 
Staff was directed to send a letter to Ms. Tprme confirming the 
Arts Commission position in relation to the project and request- 
ing a return response from Torme and Company in which they accept 
and confirm our understanding of the above; 
Attend July 27, 1983 meeting of the Port Commission to obtain 
Port approval of a site designated for the J&H Waterfront Art 
Project. 
(Ref: Manton) 






Obtain more specific information regarding Nancy Rubens site- 
specific installation (i.e. dimensions, materials, etc.) for 
presentation at the next meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 
on July 26, 1983; Prepare a plaque or sign explaining the NEA 
grant which made the project possible, the project, and the 
process involved; 
(Ref: Moran) 



Reports were made and thoroughly discussed and recommendations 
were made that the following orders be adopted by the Art Comm. 



1. ORDERED: 



Contract Modification/Juana Franklin/ 
Approval of Time Extension 10/31 



Art Commission 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MINUTES/JULY 20, 1983/PAGE 2 

REPORTS AND 
ORDERS: 



1. (cont'd) 



ORDERED: 



ORDERED: 



Presented by: 
Motion: 
Seconded by: 
Concensus: 



Dewey Krumpler 
Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Unanimous 



Contract Modification/Daniel Gal vez/Approval of time 

extension/ 8/31 

Presented by: Dewey Krumpler 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Seconded by: Robert LaRocca 

Concensus: Unanimous 



Approval/Final 
Presented by: 
Motion: 
Seconded by: 
Concensus: 



Payment/ Cynthia Grace 
Dewey Krumpler 
Robert LaRocca 
Jo Hanson 
Unanimous 



There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:15 P.M. 



Respectfully submitted, 





111 Mantdn 
Visual Arts Committee Coordinator 



City and County of San Francisco 



-?? Art Commission 




VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



AGENDA 



DOCUMENTS DEPT 

JUL 2 9 1983 

SAN FRANCISCO 

pi.o, ,r> . IHRARV 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

A special meeting of the Visual 
Arts Committee will be held on 
Tuesday; July 26, 1983 at 3:00 PM 
in the Conference Room of the 
San Francisco Art Commission, 
45 Hyde Street, 3rd Floor. 



I. ART ENRICHMENT /STUDIO VISITS 

A. Carmen Garza/ one year contract extension 

B. Joe Slusky/ visit cancelled on July 29, 1983; 
rescehduled for Aug. 31, 1983 

II. ART COMMISSION GALLERY 

A. 80 Langton Street/ Jua> Moran/ Site Specific Installation 

III. JOHNSON and HIGGINS WATERFRONT ART PROJECT 
A. Site discussion and review 

IV. CENTRAL CITY PARK 

A. Slide Review 

B. Specifics of Art Commission Involvement 

V. CONSERVATION 

A. Preparation of budget to be submitted on August 2, 1983 for 
new comprehensive fund-raising effort 

B. Application for NEA Grant in Museum Studies to be submitted 
September 26, 1983 

VI. PERFORMING ARTS GARAGE 
A. Potential Artists 

VII. REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY/FILLMORE CENTER PLAZA 

A. Discussion of Fee for V.A.C. staff person serving on Advisory 
Committee for the selection of artwork. 

VIII. STATE OFFICE BUILDING 

A. Determination of date to meet with Whitson Cox 

IX. PROPER MOVEMENT OF ARTWORKS 

A. Guidelines 

B. Funds 

X. NEW BUSINESS 
XI. ADJOURNMENT 



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A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on Tuesday, July 26, 1983 
at 3:00 PM in the Conference Room of the San Francisco Arts Commission. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Peter Rodriguez 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

DISCUSSION: 



The following subjects were discussed and administrative actions 
suggested (where appropriate.) 



SUBJECTS 



1. ART ENRICHMENT 

A. JOE SLUSKY 

B. CARMEN GARZA 



2. ART COMMISSION GALLERY 
A. NANCY RUBINS 
INSTALLATION 



JOHNSON & HIGGINS WATER- 
FRONT ART PROJECT 



4. CENTRAL CITY PARK 

5. CONSERVATION 

6. PERFORMING ARTS GARAGE 

7. STATE OFFICE BUILDING 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



STUDIO VISIT RESCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 31, 19S3; 
CONTACT SF WATER DEPT. TO DETERMINE IF THERE IS AN 
OBJECTION TO CARMEN'S CONTRACT EXTENSION 
(Ref: Manton) 



JUDY MORAN OF 80 LANGTON STREET WAS ASKED TO ENSURE 
THAT THERE WOULD BE NOTHING OFFENSIVE ABOUT THE 
INSTALLATION; INVITE PERSONS WORKING AT CITY HALL 
TO VIEW PROGRESS OF INSTALLATION DURING THEIR LUNCH 
HOUR; 



PRESENT PHOTOGRAPHS OF POTENTIAL SITE CONSIDERATIONS 
TO PORT AUTHORITY; CONSULT MR. KIMBERLY OF JOHNSON & 
HIGGINS AS TO HIS SITE PREFERENCE; 
(Ref: Manton) 

ARRANGE MEETING WITH PAT CARLISLE (PROJECT ARCHITECT) 
TO REVIEW RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE V.A.C.; CALL ARTISTS 
TO ACQUIRE MORE SPECIFIC INFORMATION ABOUT ART WORK; 

PROCEED WITH PREPARATION OF NEA CONSERVATION GRANT 
FOR SEPT. 26, 1983 DEADLINE; 
(Ref: Manton) 

INITIATE SEARCH FOR APPROPRIATE ARTISTS; OBTAIN INFORM- 
ATION RELATING TO BAY AREA FIGURATIVE; 

SCHEDULE MEETING WITH STATE ARCHITECT WHITSON COX TO 
DISCUSS DEVELOPMENT OF ART PROGRAM; 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING/MINUTES/ JULY 26, 1983/PAGE 2 



SUBJECTS 

8. PROPER MOVEMENT OF 
ARTWORK 



NEW BUSINESS 
A. MARINA PARKING 
GARAGE 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



CONTACT BERNARD CROTTY OF THE CITY VEHICLE POOL TO 
DETERMINE IF ART COMMISSION COULD HAVE ACCESS TO CITY 
TRUCKS FOR PURPOSES OF RELOCATING ARTWORKS; INVESTIGATE 
FUNDING POSSIBILITIES FOR HIRING PROFESSIONAL ART MOVERS 
WHEN NEEDED; 
(Ref: Manton) 



OBTAIN BUDGET INFORMATION TO DETERMINE IF ART ENRICHMENT 
IS A POSSIBILITY; 



B. CIVIC DESIGN 
ART ENRICHMENT 



REPORTS & ORDERS 



1. ORDERED: 



2. ORDERED: 



3. ORDERED: 



ARRANGE MEETING WITH MEMBERS OF THE CIVIC DESIGN COMMITTEE 
TO DISCUSS THE PROCESS BY WHICH PROJECTS ARE IDENTIFIED 
AS ART ENRICHMENT PROJECTS; 
(Ref: Manton) 

REPORTS WERE MADE AND THOROUGHLY DISCUSSED AND RECOMMEND- , 
ATIONS WERE MADE THAT THE FOLLOWING ORDERS BE ADOPTED BY 
THE ART COMMISSION. 

DESIGN APPROVAL/NANCY RUBINS/SITE SPECIFIC INSTALLATION/ 
PRESENTED BY: JUDY MORAN/80 LANGTON STREET 
MOTION: JO HANSON 
SECONDED BY: ROBERT LAROCCA 
CONSENSUS: UNANIMOUS 

CONTRACT EXTENSION/ CARMEN GARZA/EXTENSION TO NOV. 1984/ 
PRESENTED BY: JILL MANTON 
MOTION: JO HANSON 
SECONDED BY: ROBERT LAROCCA 
CONSENSUS: UNANIMOUS 

APPROVE CONSULTATION SERVICES OF VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
COORDINATOR TO THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY FOR THE FILLMORE 
CENTER PLAZA PROJECT FOR THE DURATION OF THE PROJECT. 
PRESENTED BY: JILL MANTON 
MOTION: ROBERT LAROCCA 
SECONDED BY: JO HANSON 
CONSENSUS: UNANIMOUS 



THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS, COMMISSIONER LAROCCA ADJOURNED THE MEETING AT 5:35PM. 



respectfully submitted, 

Jill maWon 

visual arts committeee coordinator 



City and County of San Francisco 




VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
AGENDA 
August 17, 1983 



Art Commission 

u^ JiVlEiMTS DEPT. 

AUG 3 1983 

SAN FRAhiCiSCO 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be 
held on Wednesday, August 17, 1983 at 4:00 PM in the Commissioner's 
Room of the San Francisco Public Library. 



AGENDA 



I. ART ENRICHMENT 

A. Carmen Garza/ Contract Extension 

B. Joe Slusky/ Studio Visit 9/8/83 

C. Moscone Parking Garage 

II. SIMON BOLIVAR STATUE/SITE APPROVAL 

III. JOHNSON & HIGGINS WATERFRONT ART PROJECT 

A. Discussion of site and appropriate artwork 

IV. DOUG STITZEL MAIDEN LANE PROJECT 

A. Sandra Sloane < 

V. MISSION COMMUNITY CENTER 

VI. CIVIC CENTER PROPOSAL 

VII. LETTER FROM MARYLY SNOW RE: MISSION BAY PROJECT 

A. REQUEST FOR SUPPORT 

VIII. CENTRAL CITY PARK 

A. MEETING WITH PAT CARLISLE 

IX. NEW BUSINESS 
X. ADJOURNMENT 



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City and County of San Francisco 



Art Commission 




Dianne Fcinstein 
MAYOR 



Joan Ellison-Woug 
DIRECTOR 



Commissioners 



Roselyne C. Swig 
President 



JOINT MEETING: 



VISUAL ARTS AND CIVIC DESIGN COMMITTEES 



mitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 



Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Fredrick Goerner 
Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ruy Tuliuferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

Presidents of the 

Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



A special joint meeting of the Visual Arts Committee and the 
Civic Design Committee will be held on Wednesday, August 24, 
1983 at 1:30 PM in the Conference Room of the San Francisco 
Arts Commission at 45 Hyde Street, Third Floor. An alternate 
meeting date has been set for Thursday, August 25, 1983 at 
9:30 AM. 



AGENDA 



Siting of the Simon Bolivar statue 
A. Guest Speakers 

1. Mr. William Marconi, Chief Engineer, DPW 

2. Mr. John Hines, Director of Operations, DPW (Utilies) 

3. Mr. Calvin Malone, SF Planning Commission 

4. Mr. Jim Nagle, Convention Visitor's Bureau, Brooks Hall 



II. Determination of next meeting date 
III. Adjournment 



DOCUMENTS SEPT. 

SEP 1 1983 

SAN FRANCISCO 

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(415) 558-3463 



45 HYDE STREET - ROOM 319 



SAN FRANCISCO, 94102 



City and County of San Francisco 




Dianne FeinsTein 

MAYOR 



Commissioners 



llosclync C. Swiu 
President 

Dmitri Vedonsky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Fredrick Goerner 
Jo HanHon 
Robert LaRocca 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
1'icro l'atri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Kay Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

Presidents of the 

Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



JOINT MEETING: 

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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE and 



CIVIC DESIGN COMMITTEE 



Art Commission 



Joan Ellison-Wong 

DIRECTOR 



- ~ £ u M t N TS D E PT. 
SEP 1 1983 

SAM FRANCISCO 

• IRRAPV 



A special joint meeting of the Visual Arts Committee and the 
Civic Design Committee was held on Wednesday', August 24, 1983 
at 1:30 PM in the Conference Room of the San Francisco Arts 
Commission. 



ROLL CALL: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

Jo Hanson 
Piero Patri 
Dmitri Vedensky 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 

Robert LaRocca 
Peter Rodriguez 



OTHERS PRESENT 

Calvin Malone - Planning Commission 
William Marconi - Department of Public Works 
Tim DiMasi - United Exposition Service Company 
Mark Sal esses - San Francisco Convention Facilities 
Jill Manton - Arts Commission 

There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were discussed and administrative 
actions suggested (where appropriate). 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



an island located in the middle of Fulton 
Street, on axis with City Hall 
a peninsula located on Fulton Street, 
adjacent to Larkin Street, on axis w/City Hall 
an island located on Fulton Street, approx- 
imately 40 feet from Larkin Street, on axis 
with City Hall 



SUBJECTS 


si tes 
ion o 
i var 

A 




I. 


Proposed 
instal lat 
Simon Bol 
- Plan 


for 

f the 
statue 



Plan B 



Plan C 



II 



Issues discussed 
relative to proposed 
s i tes 

- Utility Lines 



Bill Marconi reported that there were no 
sewer lines running down the middle of 
Fulton Street. He will obtain information re: 
PG&E, Pacific Telephone, & Water Dept. 



(415) 558-3463 



45 HYDE STREET - ROOM 319 



SAN FRANCISCO, 94102 



JOINT MEETING OF VISUAL ARTS & CIVIC DESI GN COMMITTEES/ MINUTE S/ AUGUST 24, 1983/ PAGE 2 

SUBJECTS cont'd ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

- Brooks Hall Tim DiMasi and Mark Sal esses stated that each event 

necessitates 7 days of loading/stacking time. Current 
usage of Fulton Street is approximately 70 days/yr. 
Increased usage is expected as a result of low rental 
rates. Larkin Street would be acceptable as an alternate 
stacking area. Plan B was favored in terms of maximum 
stacking space, however, Plan A was favored aesthetically, 
although it would require a forfeit of 50% of the available 
stacking space. Plan C would limit the stacking space, 
somewhat, however, trucks could use Larkin Street as an 
al ternatc area . 

- Aesthetic s Sculpture should be located on the line of axis from 

City Hall through Civic Center Plaza, continuing through 
the center of the U.N. Plaza; Sculpture should be located 
with a visual relationship to the entrance of the Library; 
The area immediately surrounding the sculpture should 
contain symmetrical shapes; 

- Park ing Plan B would eliminate parking on the south side of Fulton 

Street; Also considered was the possible elimination of 
parking on the north side of Fulton, directly opposite 
the statue or parking parallel to the curb only. 

- Pedestrian Safety/ Access Written information on pedestal should be safely accessible 

to pedestrians ; 

- Turning Radius of Trucks Placement of sculpture should allow sufficient space for 

turning radius of trucks approaching from Larkin Street; 
" Flagpoles Use of existing flagpoles was discussed, however, these 

poles contain no hailliards; Were they to be used, a 
"cherry picker" would have to be employed; 

III. Discussion of Other Sites 

- United Nations Plaza Statue would be incompatible with the scale of the plaza 

and the existing architecture. In addition, the statue 
would conflict with the modern lighting fixtures in the 
plaza. 

- Civic Center Plaza Placement of the statue on one of the grass plazas would 

disturb the symmetrical balance of the Civic Center. 
IV. Recreation & Park Dept. Inform Tom Malloy of Committee's proposal re: location; 

Determine if Recreation and Park would be responsible for 

maintenance of landscaping, if included as part of design; 

(Ref: Manton) 
Library Commission Inform President of Library Commission of Committee's 

proposal re: location; 

(Ref: Manton) 
Mayor Feinstein Inform Mayor Feins tein of Committee's proceedings; Offer 

to schedule meeting at Mayor's convenience to discuss l 

Committee's decision, or if preferred by Mayor Feinstein, ; 

instead, draft letter including issues and considerations 

addressed by Committee in the selection of an appropriate , 

location. 

(Ref: Manton) 



JOINT MEETING OF VISUAL ARTS & CIVIC DESIGN COMMITTEES/MINUTES/AUGUST 24, 1983/PAGE 3 



REPORTS AND ORDERS: 



ORDERED: 



Reports were made and thououghly discussed and recom- 
mendations were made that the following orders be adopted 
by the Arts Commission. 

Approve general concept of locating statue at Plan (Site)B 



Motion: 
Seconded by: 
Ayes: 

Nays : 



Dmitri Vedensky 

Piero Patri 

(2) Dmitri Vedensky 

Piero Patri 
(1) Jo Hanson 



There being no further business, Commissioner Vedensky adjourned the meeting at 3:45 PM 



Respectfully submitted, 

/ 



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Jill Man ton 

Visual Arts Program Coordinator 



City and County of San Francisco 

tKlO>>^\S> Dianne Fcinstein 
41 „ MAYOH 




Art Commission 



Joan Ellison-Wong 
DIRECTOR 



Commissioners 



Rosolyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vcdensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Fredrick Goerner 
Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

Presidents of the 

Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



JOINT MEETING: 



VISUAL ARTS & CIVIC DESIGN COMMITTEES 



A special joint meeting of the Visual Arts Committee and 
the Civic Design Committee will be held on Tuesday, August 
30, 1983 at 2:00 PM in the Conference Room of the San 
Francisco Arts Commission at 45 Hyde Street, Third Floor. 



II 
III 



A G E 



D A 



SITE DETERMINATION FOR INSTALLATION OF SIMON BOLIVAR STATUE 
A. ISSUES TO BE DISCUSSED RELATIVE TO PLACEMENT 

1. SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS 

a. Pedestrian Access 

b. Turning radius 

2. PARKING 

3. UTILITIES/ BILL MARCONI DPW 

4. SITE PROPOSED BY TOM MALLOY, Rec & Park 
DETERMINATION OF NEXT MEETING DATE 
ADJOURNMENT 

DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

SEP 1 1983 

SAN FRANC'SCO 

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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE & CIVIC DESIGN COMMITTEE 



MINUTES 



30 August 1983 , 

A special joint meeting of the Visual Arts Committee and the Civic Design Committee 
was held on Tuesday, August 30, 1983 at 2:00 PM in the Conference Room of the Arts 
Commission. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Piero Patri 
Dmi tri Vedensky 

OTHERS PRESENT 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 

Peter Rodriguez 

DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

NOV 2 1983 

3AN FRANCISCO 
pur-. i io f IPPARY 



Claire N. Isaacs, Director 

William Marconi, Chief, Bureau of Engineer ing/DPW 

Jill Manton, Coordinator, Visual Arts Program 

There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 



DISCUSSION: 



SUBJECTS 



The following subjects were discussed and administrative actions 
suggested (where appropriate) . 



SITE DETERMINATION/ 
INSTALLATION OF 
SIMON BOLIVAR 
STATUE 

A. Truck Stacking/ 
Parking 



ADMIN IS TRA TIVE DIRECTIVES /DISCUSS ION 



Commissioner Hanson suggested a parking plan for Fulton 
Street that would adopt itself to truck usage, whereas 
parking meters would be bagged to indicate no car parking 
and trucks would be able to utilize both sides of Fulton 
Street, as required. Commissioner LaRocca stated that this 
method would not be effective, for the public might not 
understand that the area was alternately open and closed 
for parking, subject to truck usage, and thus, should not 
be relied upon. Commissioner Patri also challenged Com- 
missioner Hanson's calculation of the projected percentage 

of the time that the street would be used for stacking, 
stating that the shows at the Civic Auditorium are of a 
consumer nature, thus attracting a week-end audience, which , 
would necessitate truck loading and stacking during weekdays. 



VISUAL ARTS & CIVIC DESIGN COMMITTEE MEETING/MINUTES/August 30, 1983/Page 2 
SUBJECTS cont'd ADM IN IS TRA TIVE DIRECTIVES /DISCUSS ION 



B. Scale vs. Cost 






C. Plan A 

(Reasons for:) 






Plan A 

(Reasons against; ) 



William Marconi 



Commissioner Vedensky stated that a strong argument 
in favor a Plan A is that it necessitates a small 
scale development, thus the cost involved would be 
significantly less. ,. 

Commissioner Hanson stated the purview of the Arts 
Commission is the design issue regarding the placement 
of the statue, however, in addition to aesthetic 
considerations , the Arts Commission should take into 
account factors such as: traffic, truck usage, and 
safety. Commissioner Hanson went on to say that our 
function in the placement of the statue is to strengthen 
intent of existing architectural design. Plan A empha- 
sizes the importance of the axis extending from the 
center of City Hall, through the Civic Center Plaza 
to Market Street. Plan A placement is consistant with 
symmetrical character of the Civic Center. Commissioner 
Hanson also stated that the mid-block placement would 
be safer in terms of traffic considerations , ensuring 
visibility of approach for oncoming traffic, whereas 
Plan B, would somewhat obscure this visibility . Com- 
missioner Patri disagreed with this statement. Com- 
mmissioner LaRocca, making reference to the intent of 
previous Master Plans for the design of the Civic Center 
stated that future use of the street should be consid- 
ered. Given that all present agreed that the center 
axis is important in the placement of the statue, Com- 
missioner LaRocca stated that possible future use of 
the street as a pedestrian walkway would make the 
consideration of a secondary axis more important. 

Commissioner Patri stated that Plan A would not be 
as safe as the previously proposed Plan B and in 
addition, it would interfere with truck usage of the 
street. In response to Commissioner Hanson's concept 
regarding flexible parking arrangements , Commissioner 
Patri stated that parking arrangements should not be 
so random. He raised the question if the issue of 
visual preference is the most important issue before 
the Commission, and if so, are other negative impacts 
acceptable in terms of our visual preference? 

Mr. Marconi stated that Plan A would be feasible 
in terms of traffic and parking operations. He suggested 
the conversion of Fulton Street into a one way street 
with limited meter parking. When he has received infor- 
mation regarding location of power and water lines, he 
will prepare an estimate, including these costs as to 
what the installation will cost. He will initiate the 
necessary legislation regarding changes in traffic & 
parking. 



VISUAL ARTS & CIVIC DESIGN COMMITTEE MEETING/MINUTES/AUGUST 30, 1983 /PAGE 3 



SUBJECTS cont'd 



F. United Nations Plaza 



ADMIN ISTRA TIVE DIRECTIVES /DISCUSSION 

The Committee addressed Tom Malloy's proposal 
that the statue be placed in the plaza, adjacent 
to Hyde Street, inbetween the Federal 'Bldg. and the 
Orpheum Theatre. The Committee stated that the 
scale of the statue would be inappropriate for the 
size of the plaza and inconsistent with the lighting 
fixtures and architectural design. 



REPORTS AND ORDERS 



Reports were made and thoroughly discussed and 
recommendations were made that the following orders 
be adopted by the Arts Commission. 



1. ORDERED i 



Rescind previous Committee proposal to locate statue 
of Simon Bolivar at Plan(Site)B, whereas further 
exploration of problems and possibilities have impelled 
the Committee to select Plan A, provided that the 
tr&££lc_ situation can be satisfactorily resolved^.^ 



Motion: 
Seconded by: 
C onsens us : 



Jo Hanson 
Dmitri Vedensky 
Unanimous Approval 



2. ORDERED: In recognition of the purview of the Arts Commission 

as one concerned with the issues of design, the 
Visual Arts Committee and the Civic Design Committee 
propose that the statue of Simon Bolivar be located 
mid-block on Fulton Street, on one axis with the 
center of City Hall and on another axis with the 
center of the Library, thus congruent with the previous 
intent of the Master Plan for the design of the Civic 
Center, and thus, serving as the next step in the 
implementation and manifestation of this Master Plan; 
whereas, the Visual Arts Committee and the Civic Design 
Committee have received preliminary indication from 
Traffic Engineering, Department of Public Works, and 
the Convention Center Facilities that this location 
is feasible and operational. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Seconded by: Dmitri Vedensky 
Consensus: Unanimous Approval 

There being no further business, Commissioner Vedensky adjourned the meeting at 4:15PM. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Jill Manton 

Coordinator, Visual Arts Program 



City and County of San Francisco 



Art Commission 




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bOwwn/.ENTS DEPT. 
OCT 3 1983 

SAN FRANCISCO 
pur-M ,r» r iprary 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on 
Wednesday^? September 21, 1983 at 3:30 PM in the offices of Fong 6 LaRocca 
at 609 Mission Street, 6th Floor. 



ROLL CALL 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Jo Hanson 



SUBJECTS 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

Robert LaRocca 
Peter Rodriguez 
Roselyne C. Swig 

Others Present 

CI a i re I saacs 
Dewey Krumpler 
Ray Patlan 
Sandra Slone 
Jill Manton 

There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

DISCUSS ION : The following subjects were discussed and administrative 

actions suggested(where appropriate). 

ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

Sandra stated that the proposed location for the sculpture 
was Grant Avenue. Her concept is to place 5 pedestals, 6ft. 
in height, equidistant from one another along Grant Avenue 
between Geary St. and Maiden Lane. The sculpture, to be 
placed upon the pedestal would be an approximate 3?ft. in 
height . Issues discussed were: 1. Trees: possible replacement 
with pedestals and sculpture; function of greenery in this 
location; possibility of removing or replacing cement planters 

2. Existing architecture: Is this proposed design congruent 
with existing architecture? Will it be appropriate for a 
proximity to the future facade of the new Tiffany's? 

3. Symmetry: Will 5 pedestals and sculpture placed on one 
side of Grant Avenue create an imbalance and lack of symmetry? 
Investigate whether trees are a part of Grant Avenue beauti- 
cation? Contact Mr. Stitzel and request that he attend the 
next meeting of the Visual Arts Commi ttee. (Ref : Manton) 

Modify hand design; Inform community of proposed changes 

and submit to Visual Arts Committee for review and approval; i 

(Ref: Patlan) 

Contact Blue Peter for information regarding removal, storage, 
and protection; Consult with Fine Arts Museum and SFMoMa for 
their recommendations. (Ref: Manton) 



Sandra Slone 
Maiden Lane 



Mural Design 
Approval/Ray 
Patlan 

Laguna Honda 
Hospi tal/Mural 
Removal 



Art Commission 

VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING/MINUTES/SEPTEMBER 21, 1983/PAGE 2 
SUBJECTS ADM I N I STRAT I VE D J RECT I VES/D I SCUSS I ON 

IV. Art Enrichment 

A. Central City The following artists were recommended as finalists 
Park to be presented to Pat Carl isle(Project Architect) 

and Tom Mai loy (Project Agency): 
Paul Harris 
Fred Hunnicutt 
Will iam King 
Sandra Shannonhouse 
Anthony Smith 

Jeff Whymann ' 

Contact Pat Carlisle to review Committee's recommendation 
prior to scheduling meeting with Tom Mai loy; Obtain mater- 
ials regarding Ruth Asawa's wall design and present to 
V.A.C. for review and approval; (Ref: Manton) 

B. Huntington Visit site and appraise aesthetic aspects of design 
Falls and construction; (Ref: LaRocca) 

V. Arts Festival/84 Discuss budget considerations; Search for new Director: 

(Ref: Isaacs) 

REPORTS AND ORDERS Reports were made and thoroughly discussed and recommenda- 
tions were made that the following orders be adopted by 
the Arts Commission. 

1. ORDERED: Design Approval (in principle)/Ray Patlan/ pending modif- 

ication of hand design. Artist must inform community of 

all proposed alterations and must resubmit to V.A.C. for 

review and approval. 

Motion: Roselyne C. Swig 

Seconded by: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous (pending design modification) 

2. ORDERED: Approval /Contract Modi f icat ion/Phasel I of Huntington Falls 

subject to Robert LaRocca 's aesthetic appraisal and site 

inspection. 

Motion: Roselyne C. Swig 

Seconded by: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 

3. ORDERED: Approve presentation of a special Certificate of Honor 

to the 8 Artists who participated in the Coit Tower 
W.P.A. Mural Project. 

k. ORDERED: Approval to remove and relocate mural at Laguna Honda ' 

Hospital, pending consultation with appropriate persons ' 
regarding this kind of work. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 

Seconded by: Roselyne Swig ' 

Consensus: Unanimous 

There being no further business, Commissioner LaRocca adjourned the meeting at 
6:15 PM. 



Respectful lysubmTtt* 
Jill Manton, Coord in* 



Respectful ly^s-ubmrtted, 

lator, Visual Arts Committee 



City and County of San Francisco 



Aft Commission 




VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

OCTOBER 26, 1983 
MINUTES 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

NOV 7 1983 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC URKAPY 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on Wednesday, 
October 26, 1 983 at A:00 PM in the offices of Fong and LaRocca, 609 Mission 
Street, 6th Floor. 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 
Peter Rodriguez 



ROLL CALL : COMMI SS IONERS PRESENT 

Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 

OTHERS PRESENT 

Margy Boyd 

Bruce Flynn 

Juana Alicia Franklin 

Lyn Freeman 

Clai re I saacs 

Modesto Lanzone 

John McCaron 

Jill Manton 

There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were discussed and admi ni s trat Tve actions 
suggested (where appropriate). 



SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATES DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



I. Juana Alicia Franklin Juana mentioned that, graf f i t i problems wi 1 1' be 
Final Mural Design rectified with the application of Lucitron. 
Approval Investigate whether murals will be included in 

conservation efforts. (Ref: Manton) 

II. New Art Enrichment Bruce suggested that an alternate site at the zoo might 
San Francisco Zoo be more appropriate for a work of art since this site 
Electrical Pump Station has limited visibility. 

Presented by: Bruce Flynn Investigate legality of using Art Enrichment funds in 

a location other than the site of the construction. 
(Ref: Manton) 

Gather information regarding concerns and priorities of 
Zoo Committee and investigate extent of the zone of pump 
atation. (Ref: Flynn) 



III. Art Enrichment Procedure 



The Visual Arts Committee agreed to accept a format and 1 
procedure as prepared by J. Manton for the review and 
categorization of artists' work. The Committee also 
stated that the input of the Project Agency ,archi tect , 
and community would be welcome and given, serious consid- 
eration. Develop pool of artists who might serve on 

Selection Panels. (Ref: Manton) 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/OCTOBER 26, 1983/PAGE 2 
SUBJECTS cont'd ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



Art Enrichment 

A. Performing Arts Garage 



Art Commission Gallery 
A. Exhibition Approval 



Exhibition Approval/ 
Heather McGi 1 1 



C. Next Gal lery Exhibi t 



D. Lyn Freeman 

Announcement of Resig- 
nat ion 



Schedule meeting to discuss concept of Bay Area 
Figurative as proposed by Jo Hanson. She briefly 
explained the concept as follows: Bronze figures 
representative of the performing arts would be 
installed upon the facade of the building. Depending 
upon budget, one or more artists would be commissioned 
A local foundry would be contracted to' fabricate the 
work. 

Invite Elmer Bischoff, Henry Hopkins, Margaret Brady, 
Roselyne Swig, Tim Duncan, and Supervisors Ward and 
Renne. (Ref: Manton) 



Lyn Freeman .requested approval to schedule an exhibi- 
tion for Feb. /Mar. 1984 entitled "Controversial Public 
Art" curated by, and originating from the Milwaukee 
Arts Museum. The exhibition will include pai nt i ng.photo 
murals, and work in bronze and ceramic. This exhibition 
would also 'include Robert Arneson's "Portrait of George" 
This exhibition will necessitate extensive pre-planning. 
Lyn Freeman presented a proposed budget for the exhibit 
allocating funds for rental, transportation, publicity 
and installation costs. Modesto Lanzone and Margy Boyd 
stated that the Gallery Board would raise funds to cover 
the cost of the exhibition and indicated their strong 
support of the exhibition and their firm belief that 
the exhibition would serve to give the gallery a sense 
of identity in the Bay Area arts community. 
Pi rect i ves 

Consult Mrs. Swig regarding the contents of the exhibit. 
Review budget with Mrs. Nemorovski of Finance Committee. 
Investigate possibility of other museums or institutions 
interested in subsequent exhibition of work as a means 
of defraying transportation and rental costs. 
Summarize proposal and send to aj 1 Commissioners pre- 
vious to November 7, 1 983 Commission meeting. 
(Ref: Freeman, McCaron) 

John McCaron explained that the performance would use 
both audio and visual and make use of biological imagery 
It will take place in the vacant lot adjacent to the 
gallery. It will be scheduled for two nights only. John 
and Lyn said that the lot would be cleaned out previous 
to the performance and a disclaimer of liability would 
be issued to all persons entering the lot. 

John McCaron, Assistant Director of the Art Commission 
Gallery will curate the next exhibition. It most likely 
will include performance, film and installation. 

Claire Isaacs announced that Lyn Freeman had resigned 
as Director of the Art Commission Gallery. Claire 
expressed praise and appreciation for Lyn ' s long and 
devoted efforts at the Arts Commission, and expressed 
the Commission's sadness at her departure as well as 
our best wishes and congratulations on Lyn's engagement. 



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SUBJECTS cont'd ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



IV. Art Commission Gallery 
E. Search for new 
Di rector 



Richard Stoots 

Isadora Duncan Memoria 



VI . Arts Festival 8k 



A search for a new qallery Director shall be initiated. 
A job description will be developed and candidates will 
be screened and selected by the Gallery Advisory Board, 
a member of the Visual Arts Committee, and the Director 
of the Arts Commission. 

The Committee stated that approval of a maquette is 
relative to and dependent upon the site where it will 
be installed. Request that the artist provide the Committee 
with photographs of the proposed sites for their review. 
(Ref: Manton) 

Claire; Isaacs reported recommendations made by the Finance 
Committee regarding budget issues. Ms. Isaacs also indi- 
cated her preference for the following Festival dates: 
May 21 to June k or June 19 to July 4.- She also asserted 
the need to have a broader-based community and ethnic 
involvement in the Festival. 



VII. SF General Hospital 



The Committee instructed that a very thorough search 
should be conducted, consulting medical, maintenance, 
and custodial staff in the search for missing or misplaced 
works of art. 



RE PORTS AND ORDERS 

Reports were made and thoroughly discussed and recommendations were made that the 
following orders be adopted by the Arts Commission. 



1. ORDERED: 



ORDERED: 



3. ORDERED: 



Final Mural Design Approval/Juana Alicia Frankl in/"Las 

Lechugeras" 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Seconded by: Robert LaRocca 

Concensus: Unanimous 

i 

Approval for Bruce Flynn(Bureau of Architecture) to develop 

specific project concerning Art Enrichment at the Zoo and to 

return to the Visual Arts Committee for suggestions regarding 

artists. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Seconded by: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

Approval to adopt the use of the attached forms as part of the 
procedure to review work, categorize amd select finalists for 
various Art Enrichment Projects. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 
Seconded by: Jo Hanson 
Consensus: Unanimous 



VISUAL ART S_ COMMITTEE MEETIN G MIN UTES/OCTOBER 26, 1983/PAGE k 
REPORTS AND ORD ERS con t ' d 

k. ORDERED: Gallery Exhibition Approva l/"Controvers ial Public Art'Vsubject 

to other necessary approvals from Finance Committee and full 
Commi ssion. 

Motion: Jo Hanson , 

Seconded by: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

5. ORDERED: Gallery Exhibition Approval/Heather McGill/Audio and Visual 

Performance/To be located in vacant lot adjacent to gallery, 

pending disclaimer of City liability and investigation of sound 

level restrictions. 

Motion: Robert LaRocca 

Seconded by: Jo Hanson 

Consensus: • , Unanimous 

6. ORDERED: Approve participation of Project Agencyand/or Architect in 

advisory capacity when serving on Selection Panel. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Seconded by: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimbus 

7. ORDERED: Selection Panel for Mission Community Center to include: 

representation from Recreation and Park Dept, Architectural 

firm of Martin Del Campo, and Rene Yanez. 

El igibi 1 i ty : open 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Seconded by: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

8. ORDERED: Selection Panel , for the Moscone Parking Garage to include: 

Margaret Brady from the Parking Authority, a representative 

from Redevelopment Agency(only if legally required), and 

either Sid Gordin or Phil Linares. 

El ig ibi 1 i ty : open 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Seconded by: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

9. ORDERED: Approval to include Jack Zajac and Joan Brown as two of the six 

artists recommended as finalists for the Central City Park and 

approval to remove William King and Jeff Whymann from the list of 

finalists. Total revised list to include: 

Sandra Shannonhouse Paul Harris 

Anthony Smith Jack Zajac 

Fred Hunnicut Joan Brown 

Motion: Robert LaRocca 

Seconded by: Jo Hanson 

Consensus: Unanimous 

There being no further business, Commissioner LaRocca adjourned* the meeting at 7:15PM 
Respectfully submitted, 

Ji 1 1 Manton 

Visual Arts Committee Coordinator 



C'ty and County of San Francisco 



Art Commission 




Dianne 



•emsiein 
MAYOR 



Claire Isaac 
DIRECTOR 



Commissioners 



Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmilri Vedensky, Jr. 

Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Fredrick Goerner 
Robert LaRocca 

Jo Hanson 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 

William Paterson 

Piero Patri 

Peter Rpdriguez 

Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

Presidents of the 
Pine Ails Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



VISUAL ARTS COM MITTEE MEETING 
September 28, 1983 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

NOV 2 1983 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PURI.IC UPRAPY 



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A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was 1 held on Wednesday, 
September 28, 1983 at 4:15 PM in the Director's Office of the Mexican 
Museum. 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Jo Hanson 



RO LL CALL : COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

Robert LaRocca 
Peter Rodriguez 
Roselyrte C. Swig 

OTHERS PRESENT 

Claire Isaacs 
Mary Killian 
Dewey Krumpler 
Ray Patlan 
Jill Manton 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

Disc ussion : The following subjects were discussed and administrative 

actions suggested (where appropriate.) 



SUBJECTS 

I. ARTS FESTIVAL 
Location 
Jury Process 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



It was agreed that the festival should remain at Fort 
Mason. A discussion followed regarding the continuance 
of the jury system. Commissioner Swig suggested that the 
AC Advisory Board be consulted regarding the process of 
selecting artists. Commissioner Swig also directed Ms. 
Isaacs to refer to the minutes from the "Wrap-Up" Round 
Table and Helaine Fortgang's report for more information 
regarding the Festival. Commissioner Swig stated the 
importance of establishing a well-planned network of 
volunteers and also suggested that a new source of revenu 
might be derived form inviting purveyors of the fine arts 
to exhibit. In addition, Commissioner Swig stated the 
need to develop and include more programming in the Per- 
forming Arts. Commissioner Rodriguez stated that early 
planning for increased signage and billboard use would 
be effective. Commissioner Swig stated that the 1984 
budget would most likely approximate the 1983 budget. 
It was also agreed that there should be procedural change; 



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SUBJEj ITS cont'd 

I. ARTS FESTIVAL 1984 



J -iU.NISTRATIVES DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION COnt ' d 

made regarding the delivery and return of art work. A 
question raised for the consideration of the Committee 
was the overall meaning and intent of the Festival. The 
Visual Arts Committee further agreed on the importance of 
planned continuous activities during the weekdays. Various 
groups should be invited and informed that they may schedul< 
a day at the Festival. Re: transportation: Muni should be 
alerted; Investigate possibility of using City Vehicle Pool 
to provide transportation to senior citizens and schools; 
Notify Tour Companies so that they might include the Fest- 
ival in their tours of the City. Commissioner Swig also 
stressed the importance of obtaining a Festival Director 
within the next 30 days so that planning, fund-raising, and 
PR could be initiated. 



I I . RAY PATLAN/MURAL DESIGN APPROVAL 

The Committee objected to the palm down position oL T the 
left hand, in the mural design feeling that it could be 
connoted as oppressive or suppressive in gesture. The 
Committee also anticipated a potential problem if an 
individual felt that the hands covered or obscured a part 
of his/her history or information. The Visual Arts Committee 
members thought that, more appropriately, the hands s,hould 
embrace , contain, or receive, rather than suppress. The 
Artist was directed to revise the design and present it 
to the Visual Arts Committee \ hour before the meeting of 
the full Commission on October 3, 1983. 



III. CENTRAL CITY PARK 



Invite. Pat Carlisle to attend a meeting, of the VAC to 
discuss the status of artist selection and the terms and 
condition of the selection process. Contact Steve Diaz, 
(in the absence of Judy Teichman) to discuss the issue of 
jurisdiction regarding art work to be placed on park pro- 
perty. (Ref: Manton) , 



IV. PORTSMOUTH SQUARE 
TOTLOT 



V. JOHNSON & HIGGINS 



VI . PERFORMING ARTS 
GARAGE 



Commissioner Rodriguez stated that the ceremony should 
focus on small children. He suggested that neighborhood 
restaurants be contacted for possible donations of ice 
cream and fortune cookies. Schedule field tri£J for VAC 
to visit Mary Fuller in Petaluma and make final approval 
of the completed sculpture, previous to transporting I he 
animals to the Tot lot. (Ref: Manton) 

Contact Pepsico in New York to obtain catalog of corporate 
collection; Arrange meeting with Mr. Kimberly to demon- 
strate the quality and extent of other corporate collection! 
Compose a more detailed program statement for distribution. 
(Ref: Manton) , 

The Committee discussed... , , . . 

Commissioner Hanson T s proposal that artists representative 

of the Bay Area Figurative Movement be invited to create 
a figurative design incorporating elements of the perform- 
ing arts as. an individual, yet, collaborative effort. 
Project funding was discussedand analyzed as to what real- 
istically could be accomplished. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE ME ETING/SEPTEMBER 28, 19 83/PAGE 3 
SUBJECTS cont'd 



DMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION cont'd 



VI 



PERFORMING ARTS 
GARAGE 



VII 



CONSERVATION & 
MAINTENANCE 



VIII. MISSION BAY HOUSING 



Jill Manton reported the NEA response to the Arts Commission 1 
Letter of Intent to apply for an Art in Public Places Grant 
stated that the NEA review panel did not think that the 
Performing Arts Garage offered much potential for the fulfill 
ment of the Art in Public Places application objectives. 
Commissioner LaRocca instructed staff to photograph the 
building so that the VAC could determine which facade would 
be most appropriate for the incorporation of art work. Staff 
was also instructed to develop a program statement outlining 
the goals, objectives, scale and dimensional information. 

Ms. Isaacs stated that the appropriate manner to pursue 'this 
would be to include a budget request in the submission of 
the' annual budget. 

Check with Kathyrn Reasoner of the State/Local Program 
regarding this issue. 
(Ref: Manton) 



There being no further business, Commissioner LaRocca adjourned the meeting at 6:20 I'M. 



Re spec tf ully submitted , 



ill mcfdc 




\ 

Jill Manton 
Visual Arts Committee Coordinator 



City and County of San Francisco 



Arts Commission 




Commissioners 



Uoselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Fredrick Goerner 
Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

Presidents of the 

Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



Dianne Feinstein uGCUi'vlEM I S DEP I . 

MAYOR 

NOV 1 8 1983 

'.SCO 
?APY 

VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will 
be held on Wednesday, November 16th, 1983 at ^rOO PM in the 
Commissioners' Room on the third floor of the San Franci sco 
Pub 1 i c Library . 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



I I 



IV. 



VI. 
VI I 



N D 



Doug Sti tzel/Maiden Lane Project 

Daniel Galvez/Final Payment Authorization 
Presented by: Cathy Cinnater 

Richard Wei nberger/Maquette Design and Exhibition 
Approval ' 

Art Enrichment Projects 

A. Performing Arts Garage 

B. Huntington Fal 1 s 

C. Determination of dates for slide review 

Discussion of Exhibition Selection Policy for Art 

Commission Gal lery 

Presented by: Claire Isaacs 

New Business 

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Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

JAN 6 1984 

SAM FRANCISCO 
pi ihi IC ■ IRRAPV 



tri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

ion Alley 

athy Duncan 

,rick Goerner 

anson 

irt LuRocca 

ueline Neinerovski 

iam Paterson 

d Patri 

r Rodriguez 

Taliaferro 

Ifficio Members: 

iclents of the 
ine Arts Museums 
ibrary Commission 
lanning Commission 
ecreation and Park 
Commission 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held 
on Wednesday, December 21, 1983 in the Commissioner's Room of the 
San Francisco Public Library. 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Peter Rodriguez 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 

OTHERS PRESENT 

Cathy Cinnater 
Nancy London 
Emmanuel Montoya 
Jill Manton 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were discussed and administrative 
actions suggested (where appropriate). 



SUBJECTS 

I. Final Mural Design 
Approval /Emmanuel 
Montoya 

II. Dudley Carter, 
"Goddess of the 
Forrest" 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



Emmanuel Montoya presented slides of the sculpture. 
J. Manton reported that Rec & Park had been con- 
tacted regarding the relocation of the sculpture 
to an area where the artist could restore and 
salvage whatever was possible. Rec & Park was 
also asked about the availability of funds for this 
endeavor. 

[Contact DPW, either John Hines or Bernard Crotty 
to determine if a City vehicle would be available 
to transport the sculpture.] Ref: Manton 



III. Beach Chalet 
WPA Murals 



[Contact appropriate person at Rec & Park asap 
to arrange for Visual Arts Committee visit to 
inspect condition of mural.] Ref: Manton 



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SUBJECTS cont'd ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION cont'd 



IV. 



Arts Festival 84 
Nancy London 



V. 



VI. 



Mary Fuller/Totlot at 
Portsmouth Square 



Gift Donation to Friends 
of the Arts 



VII. 



Joe Slusky/Millbrae Water 
Facility 



VIII. SF General Hospital/ 
Installation of Diego 
Rivera/Cinco de Mayo 



Ms. London asked the Commissioners to consider the 
purpose and intent of the Awards of Honors to that 
they also consider who they might wish to nominate. 
She brought up the issue of relocating the Awards 
presentation and exhibition to the festival and 
suggested that it might be included as part of the 
Preview Party. Discussion followed regarding the parties 
to be held for artists and jurors and the associations 
that each will hold. The pros and cons of a local jury 
was discussed. 

[Develop a pre-festival flyer that could be distributed 
to the Street Artists and craftsperson to inform them 
of the coming festival. Obtain mailing list from H. 
Lazar, Street Artist Program Director] . Ref : London 

Ms. Mantqn reported that the artist had been contacted 
in regard to Commissioner Hanson's concern that 
remedial treatment be made to the surface of the 
concrete animals, previous to their delivery. 

Ms. Manton reported that Foster Goldstrum wishes to , 
donate 2 Hundertwasser silk-screened prints, 27"xl9" • 
and 27"x39" to the Arts Commission through Friends of 
The Arts. The prints are valued at $2,000 and $900. 
In addition, They wish to donate an oil painting by 
Leonardo Nierman, valued at $7,500. The Commissioners 
questioned the declared value of the Nierman painting. 
[Research L. Nierman to obtain background information.] 
Ref : Manton 

Ms. Manton reported that the artist wished to extend 
the completion date from March 1, 1984 to July,- 1984. 
In addition, the artist wishes to transport the finish- 
ed sculpture in three pieces to the Millbrae Facility 
and complete assembly and welding at the Facility. 
[Verify that artist's insurance covers installation 
and any unforeseen damage that might occur during 
transport and assembly. Check with Project Architect 
and Water Dept. to determine if they have any objec- 
tions to this.] Ref: Manton 

The Commissioners indicated their interest in 
participating in such an event. [Contact Commissioner 
Rodriguez as to his ides concerning this. Investigate 
placing painting in large plexi box for exhibition. 
Investigate if funds are available to clean and 
conserve graf f itti-covered Walburg sculpture on 
front lawn. Determine whose responsibility is the 
care and maintenance of lawn area.] Ref: Manton 



Art Commission 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING/MINUTES/DECEMBER 21, 1983/ PAGE 3 



SUBJECTS cont'd 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION cont'd 



IX. Japanese Tea Garden 



Ms. Manton reported that Project Architect, Mr. Fukuda, 
had asked the Arts Commission to administer the contract 
for the design and construction of the gates at the 
Tea Garden. 



X. Griffith Pump Station 



Ms. Manton reported that a meeting was held with Claire 
Isaacs, Director, Regina Almaguer, Bruce Flynn (Project 
Architect) and LoriAnn Gordin (Project Landscape Archi- 
tect) to discuss project. Both architects indicated 
their interest in commissioning an artist to create 
a site-specific earthwork for this site. Ms. Gordin 
stated that the exact project budget was not yet avail- 
able, however funding for this part of the project could 
come out of the landscaping budget; thus funds for art 
enrichment might also provide for a permanent sculpture 
to be commissioned for the site. All agreed upon the 
importance of the need to inform and involve the commun- 
ity in discussions concerning this. The possibility of 
providing employment for the neighborhood youth in the 
construction of the earthworks was also discussed 
[Obtain budget information and site drawings.] , 
Ref: Manton 



XI. Johnson and Higgins 
Sculpture Screening 



Schedule Wednesday, January 18, 1984 at 3:30 PM for the 
next screening date. Check with Mr. Kimberly to deter- 
mine if this is convenient for him. (Ref: Manton) 



REPORTS AND ORDERS: 



Reports were made and thoroughly discussed and the 
Committee recommended that the following orders be 
adopted by the Arts Commission. 



1. ORDERED 



Final Mural Design Approval/Emmanuel Montoya 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 



2 . ORDERED 



Approval to relocate Dudley Carter's sculpture, 

"Goddess of the Forrest" to a secure, fenced-off site 

within Golden Gate Park for purposes of restorations 

.salvage. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 



3 . ORDERED 



Final Design Approval/Mary Fuller/Totlot/ Pending 
remedial surface treatment 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 



Art Commission 



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REPORTS AND ORDERS cont'd 



4. ORDERED 



Approval of gift donation from Foster Goldstrum to the Arts 
Commission through Friends of the Arts/Two Hundertwasser 
silk-screened prints valued at $2,000 and $900. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Unanimous: Consensus 



ORDERED 



Contract; Modification/Joe Slusky/Millbrae Water Facility/ 
Completion Extension until July, 1984 
Motion Denied 



G. ORDERED 



Approval to enter into contract with Rec & -Park for administration 
and design review of gate construction at the Japanese Tea 
Garden in Golden Gate Park. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus: Unanimous 



ORDERED 



New Art Enrichment/Griffith Pump Station/Approve Artistic 
Administration of Project. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 



There being no further business, Commissioner LaRocca adjourned the meeting at 6:30 PM. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Mil ]1{/Xidc-^--^ 

Jill Man ton 

Coordinator, Visual Arts Program 



City and County of San Francisco 

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Arts Commission 




Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



ROLL CALL: 



Commissioners 



Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Verncn Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Fredrick Goerner 
Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 



Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission DISCUSSION: 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 

SUBJECTS 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
JANUARY 18, 1984 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

FEB 2 3 1984 

8AN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held 
on Wednesday, January 18, 1984 at 4:30 PM in the Director's Office 
of the Mexican Museum at Fort Mason. 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Peter Rodriguez 

OTHERS PRESENT 



Cathy Cinnater 

Richard Litwin & Associate from Omi Lang 

Claire Isaacs 

Nancy London 

John McCaron 

The following subjects were discussed thoroughly, and 
administrative actions suggested (when appropriate.) 

ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



I. New Art Enrichment 
playground at 6th & 
Folson 



Richard Litwin, Project Architect, presented 
a schematic drawing of the park site. The 
Committee discussed the development of a conr? 
cept for? the site, agr^e^ng w.v:h the aruhite:; 



and also, that the -.otlot play area right be I 
an appropriate location for the art work. The 
2% Art Enrichment would be $14,000, however, 
the architect mentioned the possibility of 
augmenting that sum with money from the play 
apparati budget, providing that the sculpure 
would indeed be part of the play structure. 
Mr. Litwin mentioned that the neighborhood 
was largely Philipino, and Commissioner Hanso: 
suggested that artist, Carlos Villa, be asked 
to sit on Selection Panel. Mr. Litwin also 
stated that Rec & Park is in the process of 
investigating whether the owner of the build- 
ing on the west side of the park will permit 
a mural to be painted on the wall of his 
building. 



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SUBJECTS cont'd ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION cont'd 






I. New Art Enrichment 



II. Huntington Falls/ Contract 
Modification 



III. Final Payment Authorization/ 
Mike Rios/ Mural Restoration/ 
24th and Mission 

IV. Gift from Foster Golstrum to 
Friends of the Arts 



V. Arts Commission Gallery 



VI. Arts Festival 84 



[Contact various artists whose work might be appro- 
priate for play area. Investigate possibility of 
artist designing entire play area. Arrange meeting 
with Mr. Li twin to review this material.] 
(Ref: Manton) 

Commissioner LaRocca reviewed the request for a 
modification invilving additional rock and excava- 
tion work, necessitating the appropriation of 
additional monies in the amount of $12,677. 

Ms,, Cinnater stated that she had inspected the mura] 
and confirmed that the artist had fulfilled the 
terms of his contract. 

Ms ? Manton explained that Juduth Johnston, Director 
of Foster Goldstrum Gallery had been contacted re: 
the deisgnated intent of the two Hundertwasser print 
Ms. Johnston verified that it was the express intent 
of Foster Goldstrum that the work remain in the 
possession of the Art Commission. ( 



Mr. McCaron presented the draft of proposed exhibits 
as devised by the Gallery Advisory Board and himself 
The feasibility of the Maquette Exhibition of work 
submitted by finalists for the various public art 
commissions was reviewed and discussed. 
[Investigate the time necessary to fulfill and compl 
with Civil Service procedures, and the time necess- 
ary to issue and have authorized 20-30 finalists' ' 
contracts.] (Ref: Manton) 

Both Ms. Isaacs and Ms. London discussed the Arts 
Festival in terms of its proximity to the Urban 
Fair f Occurring 10 days later at Ft* Mason) and 
the Democratic Convention. Other possible ideas 
and directions were discussed by the Committee: 
1.) Remain at Ft. Mason 2.) Join forces with the 
Urban Fair 3.) Change both date and location a) 
Schedule festival so that it is concurrent with 
POPS symphony b) Install an exhibition of fine art' 
at Civic Auditorium during Pops, using side hallway 
c) Have Street Artists sell and exhibit their craft 
in front of Civic Auditorium 4.) Have the festival 
in and around the Arts Commission Gallery. 
The Committee discussed what San Francisco needs 
from a Festival, alongwith what is necessary to , 
improve and augment the public impression of the 
Arts Commission and its programs. 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/ JANUARY 18, 1984/PAGE 3 , 

SUBJECTS cont'd ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION, c ont'd 



VII. Labels for Art 
Collection 



VIII. Collection Guidelines 



REPORTS & ORDERS 



Commisioner Hanson stated the need to standardize the Arts 
Commission labels used to identify the art work at the 
Moscone Convention Center, the Airport, and other City 
buildings. She stated the timliness of this need in con- 
sideration of the Arts Commission working with S&O.to 
standarize our identity in terms of letterhead, graphics, et 

Commisioner read some of her thoughts regarding the need 
to establish guiding principles in' building a strong 
City Collection. 



Reports were made and thoroughly discussed and the Committee recommended that the 
following orders be adopted by the Arts Commission. 



1. ORDERED: 



2. ORDERED: 



3. ORDERED: 



4. ORDERED j 



Approve the concept of placing art work in the play area of 

park at 6th and Folsom. 

Motion: Commissioner Hanson 

Seconded by: Commissioner LaRocca 

consensus: Unanimous 

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Huntington Falls/Phase I/Contract Modification/Funds increased 
by $12,677 for additional rock and excavation work. 
Motion: Commissioner Hanson 

Seconded by: Commissioner LaRocca 
Consensus : , Unanimous 

Mural Resoration/Final Payment Authorization of $2,000/Artist 

Mike Rios/24th and Mission 

Motion: Commissioner Rodriguez 

Seconded by: Commissioner Hanson 

Consensus : Unanimous 

Approval of Arts Commission Gallery's exhibition schedule ( see 



Motion : 
Seconded by; 
Consensus : 



Commissioner Hanson 
Commissioner Rodriguez 
Unanimous 



5. ORDERED: 



6. ORDERED! 



Approval of gift acceptance from Friends of the Arts/ Two 
Hundertwasser silkscreened prints. 
Motion: Commissioner Hanson 
Seconded by: Commissioner LaRocca 
Consensus : Unanimous 

Approval for the Visual Arts Committee to pursue process of 
standarizing Arts Commission lables for art work with the services 
and advise of S&O Associates. 
Motion: Commissioner Hanson 
Seconded by: Commissioner LaRocca , 
Consensus: Unanimous 

There being no futher business, Commissioner LaRocca adjourned the meeting at 7:40 PM 
Respectfully submitted ,J /^(j^ M fyy(/D> """"jill Manton, Coordinator, Visual Arts Committer 



City and County of San Francisco 

A"70 ^\ Dianne Feinstein 

MAYOR 

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Commissioners 



Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Fredrick Goerner 
Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Tuliuferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

j Presidents of the 

Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



V I S U A L 



A ft Tl. S 



FEB 1 6 1984 

SAW FRANCISSe 
Puru \rraSv 

COMMITTEE 



DIRECTOR 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be 
held on Wednesday, February 15, 1984 at 4:00 PM in the Arts 
Commission Conference Room at 45 Hyde Street on the third floor. 



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I. 

II. 
III. 
IV. 
V. 

VI. 

VIII 



IX. 

X. 

XI. 

XI. 

XII. 

XIII 

XIV. 

XV. 



Richard Mayer 

Approval to place sculpture ,in vicinity of #10 

UN Plaza 

Joe Slusky/Contract Modi f icat ion/Payment "Author izti i 

Lori Ann Gord in/Griff i th Pump Station 

Woody Jones/Embarcadero Fire Station 

Mary Fuller/Payment Authorization for West Side- 
Pump Station ,' 

New Art Enrichment 

A. 16th and Hoff Street 

Discussion of current public art projects 

A. Johnson and Higgins 

B. Performing Arts Garage 

C. Moscone Parking Garage 

Collection Guidelines 

Korean Monument/ Safety Modification 

SF Art Commission Gal lery/SF/Science Fiction/ 
Exhibition Approval 

Exhibition of City Collection/Art Programs 

Arts Festival '84 

New Business 

Old Business 

Adjournment , 



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C VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
FEBRUARY 15, 1984 



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The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on Wednesday, 
February 15th, 1984 at 4:00 PM in the Arts Commission Conference Room at 45 
Hyde Street. , 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Peter Rodriguez 

OTHERS PRESENT 

Cathy Cinnater 
Woody Jones 
Dewey Krumpler 
James Kuromiya 



Johanna Poethig 
Joe Slusky 
Arch Williams 
Claire Isaacs 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

MAR 1984 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were discussed and administrative actions 
suggested (where appropriate.) 



SUBJECTS 



I. Jobs Bill Mural Program 



II. Richard Mayer/ Sculpture 
Site Approval 



III. Richard Mayer/Art Policy 
for City Planning 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

Ms. Cinnater explained that this program is distinct 
from that of the Mural Resource Center ' s . She ex- 
plained that the following projects must be completed 
within 6 months: Dewey Krumpler, Western Addition 
Cultural Center; Johanna Poethig, De Ma Salong House; 
Arch Williams, Mission Park. Trainees will participate 
in the design and painting of the murals. 

Commissioner LaRocca reported that he had visited the 
proposed site at #10 U.N. Plaza with the artist and 
he thought the sculpture would be most appropriately 
located within the grove of trees at the Plaza. Mr. 
Mayer provided a letter from property owner, Frank 
Lucas stating that all transportation and insurance 
would be covered. 

[Determine what permits will be required for this 
installation] (Ref: Manton) 

Mr. Mayer presented the test of a resolution regarding 
the issue of artists* live/work/performance space in 
San Francisco. 

[Consult with President Swig regarding Arts Commission 
endorsement of this issue.] (Ref: Manton) 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING ' MINUTES/FEBRUARY 18 , 1984/PAGE 2 
SUBJECTS cont'd ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



IV. Joe Slusky/Millbrae Water 
Facility/Contract Payment 



V. Joe Slusky/Contract Extension 



VI. Woody Jones/Embarcadero 
Fire Station 



VII. 16th and I-Ioff Parking 
Garage 



VIII. Mary Fuller/West Side 
Pump Station 



IX. Portsmouth Square/ 

Contract Modification 



X. Art Enrichment Costs 



Joe Slusky presented slides of his sculpture completed 
to date, thus proving that his payment request was in 
compliance with the terms of his contract. 

Joe explained that inclimate weather had caused a 
delay in the progress of his work. He requested 
an extension until July 21, 1984 to allow for his 
extensive surface treatment of ths sculpture. 
[Check with Millbrae Water Facility to verify if they 
have any objection.] (Ref: Manton) 

Mr. Jones described plans to rehabilitate the fire 
station at Pier 22£. The total amount allocated for 
Art Enrichment is $10,000. The idea of incorporate ncj 
art work into the fence design was discussed, thus 
the art budget could possibly be augmented with the 
addition of funds appropriated for the fence material:; 
[Proceed to develop parameters of project and search 
for artists.] (Ref: Manton) 

Ms. Mantonreviewed her meeting with Project Architect, 
Ed Burger, at which an idea to incorporate art Work 
into the design of the grills on the parking structure 
was discussed. The $10,000 Art Enrichment could thus 
be augmented with the funds budgeted for the grills 
and their structural supports. 

[Develop prospectus; Confer with architect to determir 
how much money has been budgeted f br grill and support , 

(Ref: Manton) 

Ms. Manton stated that the contract had been re-certi- 
fied, insurance certificates received, and thus, the 
artist's request for first interim payment was in 
compliance with terms of her contract. 

Ms. Manton stated that Project Architect had indicatec" 
the necessity of additional shurring work to be done 
at the garage under neath the Tot lot. 

Director Isaacs stated the results of a recent in-hous 
study to determine the amount of Art Commission staff 
expended on Art Enrichment. Often a project is ex- 
tended beyond its completion date and staff time 
expended without recompense. Some ideas discussed were 1 
the possibility of a 2% art tax on all projects, and 
and the need to investigate the siting of art work 
relative to the project. 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/FEBRUARY 15, 1984/PAGE # 3 

SUBJECTS cont'd ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

XI. Exhibition of City Collection Director Isaacs stated that Art Programs would like 



Art Programs/Transamerica 






XII. Storage of City Collection 



XIII. Arts Festival '84 



XIV. WPA Mural Tour 



XV. Art Commission Gallery 

SF/Science Fiction Exhibit 



XVI. Public Art Projects 



XVII. Special VAC Meeting 



to curate an exhibition of the City's Collection in 
1985. They would be responsible for all costs related 
to transportation, installation, insurance, signage, etc 
[Investigate the possibility of their publishing a 
catalog in conjunction with the exhibition; also verify 
City policy re: rental fees.] (Ref: Manton) 

Director Isaacs reported that she will soon meet with 
Port Director Gartland and Captain of Portrero Police 
Station to discuss the security of art and file storage 
at Pier 70. Other availabel sites for storage are SE 
Water Treatment Facility and Fire station on Polk St reel 

Ms. Isaacs announced that Barbara Voorhees, Frank Pic li 
negro and Hael Kobayashi will be co-directing the Arts 
Festival. Ms. Isaacs is investigating the possibl.il> ui 
combining the festival budget for two fiscal years u. 
increase the amount of money available. She furthei 
expressed her idea that the festival take place in the 
Civic Center, concurrent with the last week of thje POPS. 
[Determine whether the Civic Center is available during 
this time.] (Ref: Isaacs) 
Ms. Isaacs also mentioned that the AC Gallery will 
organize a small sculpture exhibit at Fort Mason in- 
con junction with the Urban Fair. 

Commissioner Hanson indicated her interest in a WPA 
mural tour concurrent with the Democratic National 
Convention. She stated that Margy Boyd, Chair of the 
Gallery Advisory Board, would organize the tour 

[Determine to what extent Rene Yanez and Robert Atkins 
will be involved in exhibition] (Ref: Manton) 
**Approval deferred until next meeting. 

Ms. Manton stated that the President of Johnson and 
Higgins had called to indicate his dissatisfaction with 
the semi-finalists sleeted at the 1/26/84 meeting. He 
asked that the Commission continue its search for more 
representational work. Commissioner Hanson remarked 
that k she felt the Arts Commission should build a strong 
case for the sculptors they support . 

The next meeting of the VAC was scheduled for Thursday, 
March 1, 1984 at 4:00 PM in the Mexican Museum. 



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VISUM* ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/FEBRUARY 15 , 1984/PAGE 4 



REPORTS AND ORDERS; 

Reports were made and thoroughly discussed and the Committee reccommended. that 
the following orders be adopted by the full Commission. 

ORDERED: 1. Approval for Jobs -Bill Mural Program to enter into contract with 
Dewey Krumpler for the Western Addition Cultural Center, Johanna 
Poethig for the DEMa Salong House, and Arch Williams for Mission 
Park, provided that the artists return to the VAC for approval 
during the design stage. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 

ORDERED: 2. Approval to locate Richard Mayer's sculpture in the vicinity of a 
grove of trees, adjacent to building #10 at UN Plaza, subject to 
the receipt of all necessary permits. 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 

Second: Jo , Hanson 

Consensus: Unanimous 



ORDERED : 



3. Endorsement of resolution re: Artist Policy for City Planning (see 
attached) 

Motion: Jo Hanson l 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus : Unanimous 



ORDERED 



ORDERED 



4. Contract payment authorization/ Joe Slusky/Millbrae Water Facility 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez ' 

Consensus: Unanimous 

5. Contract Modification/Contract Extension until July 21, 1984 (Including 
installation) /Joe Slusky/ Millbrae Water Facility/ NO ADDITIONAL 
DOLLAR AMOUNT. 

Motion: Peter Rodriguez 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus: Unanimous 



ORDERED 



6. Contract Payment Authorization/Mary Fuller/ West Side Pump Station 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 



ORDERED 



ORDERED 



7. Contract Modification/ Jacquess overhoff & Western Art Stone/Contract 

increased by no more than $1,500/ Contract extended through March 31, 1984, 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 

8. Approval in principal of an exhibition of the City Collection through 
Art Programs. Approval to allow staff to proceed with administrative 
policies. 

Motion: Robert LaRocca 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus : Unanimous 






Art Commission 

VISUAL- ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING' MINUTES/FEBRUARY 15, 1984/PAGE 5 

REPORTS AND ORDERS cont'd 

ORDERED 9. Approval to support in principal the idea of an Art Festival 

concurrent with POPS, taking place in the Civic Center and 
making use of Polk/Larkin Hall to bring about a greater visual and 
performing arts festival. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus: Unanimous 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:05 PM. 

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Respectfully submitted, 




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JiTl Manton 

Coordinator, Visual Arts Program 






DRAFT V 



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ESTABLISHING A POLICY FOR STUDIO, REHEARSAL, EXHIBITION AND PERFORMING 
SPACES FOR SAN FRANCISCO ARTISTS AND ARTS GROUPS. 

WHEREAS, The people of San Francisco recognize that the Arts enhance 
the beauty and congeniality of San Francisco and contribute 1 to the education 
of youth, and the enrichment of life for all ages; and, 

WHEREAS, The arts c-a-irhelp build the economy through tourism and 
spin-off industries, and help keep businesses in the City, and strengthen 
and stabilize realestate development; and, 

WHEREAS, It is recognized that it is necessary that both the public 
and private sectors work in close cooperation in order to insure adequate, 
safe and comfortable studio, rehearsal, exhibition and performing facilities 
and spaces for San Francisco artists and Arts groups; now, therefore, 
be it 

RESOLVED, The cultural life and economic well-being of San Francisco 
is enhanced by the residence of large numbers of persons regularly engaged 
in the Arts; and, 
be it further 

RESOLVED, Artists, the arts and the facilities that house them - 
theaters, rehearsal and concert halls, live/work studio space, art 
galleries, museums - shall comprise a key element of the comprehensive 
Plan of the City and County of San Francisco, and shall be considered 
by concerned City and County agencies as essential constituents contributing 
to the social, cultural and economic health of the City. 



City and County of San Francisco 



Art Commission 







VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 



A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be held on 
Thursday, March 1, 1984 at 4:00 PM in the Director's Office of 
the Mexican Museum. 



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II. 
III. 

IV. 

V. 

VI. 

VII. 

VIII. 

IX. 



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ART ENRICHMENT PROJECTS 

A. JOHNSON AND HIGGINS 

B. CENTRAL CITY PARK 

C. PERFORMING ARTS GARAGE 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
FEB 2 9 1984 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PMQi.l^ ' IRRARY 



COLLECTION GUIDELINES 

COLLLECTION LABELS 

KOREAN MONUMENT/SAFETY MODIFICATION 

JOSEPH CONRAD MEMORIAL BUST/PARK SITE AT COLUMBUS & BEACH 

SF COMMISSION GALLERY/EXHIBITION APPROVAL/SF/SCIENCE FICTION 

OLD BUSINESS 

NEW BUSINESS 

ADJOURNMENT 



City and County of San Francisco 



Art Commission 




5? VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 



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^UUUMENTS DEPT. 

• MAR 2 2 1984 

SAN FRANCISCO 

public Library 



MARCH 1, 1984 



A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on Thursday, March 
1, 1984 at :00 PM in the Director's Office at the Mexican Museum. 



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ROLL CALL: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

Jo Hanson 
Peter Rodriguez 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 
Robert LaRocca 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business 



DISCUSSION: 
SUBJECTS 



The following subjects were discussed and administrative 
actions suggested (where appropriate.) 



I. Johnson and Higgins 



ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS/DISCUSSION 

Jill Manton reported on a recent meeting with the 
principals of Johnson and Higgins. After reviewing 
the work of the 15 semi-final is ts previously selected, 
and a screening of additional slides representing 
figurative sculpture, Johnson 
their interest in considering 
artists 



II . Performing Arts 
arage 



1 1 1. Mission Community 
Center 



IV. Moscone Parking 
Garage 

V. Richard Mayer/ 
Sculpture Site 
Approval 

VI. SF Arts Commission 
Gallery/Exhibition 
Approval 

A. SF/Science ! 
Fiction 



Roger Barr 

John Battenberg 

Roger Berry Jack Zajac 

Bruce Johnson 
Jill Manton reported that John Berggruen 
still trying to contact artist Jim Weeks 
this project. Commissioner Hanson stated 



and Higgins indicated 
the following seven 
Jerome Kirk 
Ron Young 



Gallery is 
regarding 
that Joan 



Brown might 
this site. 



also be considered as a candidate for 



A;;screening of all proposals submitted was scheduled 
for Friday, March 2, 1984 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. 
(Invite Amalya Baynes to serve on Selection Panel.) 
(Ref: Manton) 

(Schedule another screening date, pending receipt of 
pertinent information.) (Ref: Manton) 

An alterate location in front of the eastern-most 
facade of Carl's Restaurant was suggested for consid- 
eration. 



Jill Manton reported that this exhibition will be a 
collaborative effort involving Rene Yanez and Robert 
Atkins, among many others. 



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SUBJECTS cont'd 

VI. B. Found Objects 



VII . Joseph Conrad 
Memorial Bust/ 
Request for Design 
Approval 



VIII. Collection Labels 



IX. Collection Guidelines 



ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS/DISCUSSION cont'd 

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Jill Manton reported that the Awards of Honor 
exhibition had been postponed, thus, necessitating 
the immediate scheduling of another exhibit for 
that time slot. 

A bust of 'Joseph Conrad, done by Sir Jacob Epstein 
was donated to the City by Stolte Corp. for install- 
ation at a small triangular park on Columbus and 
Beach Streets. 

(Obtain more information regarding installation detai 
and fountain design. Bring plans to next VAC meeting 
so that Commissioner LaRocca might review them.) 
(Ref: Manton) 

§ 

Commissioner Hanson reported that S& Associated 
is working on incorporating the Arts Commission logo 
into the design of the label. 

Commissioner Hanson presented her ideas regardiny 
the establishment of parameters for future acquisi- 
tions for the City and County of SAN FRANCISCO. She 
proposed that an emphasis be placed upon collecting 
or commissioning works of art from San Francisco and/ 
or Bay Area artist, making exceptions, when warranted 
by the situation. 



REPORTS AND ORDERS 



Reports were made and thoroughly discussed and the Committee recommended that 
the following orders be adopted by the full Commission. 

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ORDERED: SF ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY/EXHIBITION APPROVAL/SF Science Fiction 
and Found Objects exhibition 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:00 PM. 

Respectfully submitted, 

uu ' WW* 

Jill MantAV 

Coordinator, Visual Arts Program* 



3/19/84 



City and County of San Francisco 



Art Commission 




VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
MARCH 2, 1984 



M I N U T* E S 



uu^UFylENTS DEPT. 

MAR 2 2 1984 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 






A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on Friday, March 
2, 1984 at 4:00 Pm in the Arts Commission Conference Room. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

JO HANSON 
ROBERT LAROCCA 
PETER RODRIGUEZ 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



OTHERS PRESENT 

CLAIRE ISAACS 
JILL MANTON 

There being o quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were discussed and administrative 

actions suggested (where appropriate.) 



SUBJECTS 

I. Richard Mayer/Sculpture Site 
Approval 



II. Design Approval /Memorial 
Bust of Joseph Conrad 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISqUSSION 

Commissioner LaRocca stated the need to 
consider the development of the Civic Center 
Master Plan in regard to the placement of 
Richard Mayer's sculpture in the U. N. Plaza. 
Jill Manton reported that other artists had 
been denied permission to place sculpture in 
the vicinity of the Civic Center due to the 
development of the Civic Center Master Plan. 
Commissioner Hanson suggested an alternate 
location, in front of the eastern-most facade 
in front of Carl's restaurant, adjacent to ,, 
Leavenworth Street. (Talk to property owner 
regarding consideration of alternate location.) 
»Ref: Manton 

This bust, by Sir Jacob Epstein, will be 
installed in a fountain in a small park on 
Columbus and Leavenworth Streets. 
(Obtain more information regarding fountain 
and installation detail.) 
Ref : Manton 



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REPORTS AND ORDERS 

Reports were made and thoroughly discussed and the Committee recommended 
that the following orders be adopted by the full Commission. 



ORDERED : 



ORDERED : 



2. 



On further consideration, the Visual Arts Committee wishes 
to rescind its previous approval for the location of Richard 
Mayer's sculpture in the U.N. Plaza. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 

Approval of design of memorial bust of Joseph Conrad, by 
Sir Jacob Epstein, for placement in a park on Columbus and 
Leavenworth Streets. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus : Unanimous 



There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:00 PM. 
Raspect fully submitted, 




11 Man ion. 
Coordinator, Visual Arts Program 



City and County of San Francisco 



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Arts Commission 




Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



Commissioners 



Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Fredrick Goerner 
Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 
will be held on Wednesday, March 21st, 1984, at 4 pm. in 
the Commissioners' Room o£ the San Francisco PublicLibrary. 



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VII. 

VIII. 
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Mural Resource Center/James Kuromiya 

Jobs Bill Mural Program/Cathy 1 Cinnater 

50th Anniversary Mural/Longshoremen's Strike/ 
Design Approval 

Richard Mayer/ Approval to locate sculpture 
in front of Carl's Restaurant 

Civic Center Master Plan 

Mission Community Center/Date for next screening 

Moscone Parking Garage/ Confirmation of meeting 
Wednesday, March 28th, 2-4 pm. 

Arts Festival 

Old Business 

A. Artists' Pol icy/ Endorsement of Resolution 

New Business 

Adj ournment 

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MARCH 21, 1984 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held 
on Wednesday, March 21, 1984 at 4:00 PM in the Commissioner's Room 



Roselyne C. Swig 

President of tne San Francisco Public Library. 



Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Fredrick Goerner 
Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

Presidents of the 

Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Peter Rodriguez 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

Discussion: The following subjects were discussed and administrative 
actions suggested (where appropriate.) 



SUBJECTS 



I. Mural Resource Center 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 
____^______— ____________ ( 

James Kuromiya stated that this project is 
being funded by O.C.D. Artist Jim Dong will 
paint a mural on the wall of a Baptist Church 
in Chinatown, on Sacramento Street. Commissione 
i Rodriguez suggested a slight modification of th 

little girl's face. < 

II. Jobs Bill Mural Program Cathy Cinnater requested approval for the 

following two muralists, who had been selected 

by the community, to be placed on contract: 

James Phillips: Hunters Point West 

Horace Washington: 3rd and Carol. 

Artists will return to Committee during design 

phase for approval. 



I I I. Dewey Krumpler 



IV. Daniel Beagle/ 

Longshoremans Union 



Mr. Krumpler showed his proposal for a mural 
on the parking lot wall of the Western Addition 
Cultural Center. He pointed out that elements 
of the architectural design were incorporated 
into the mural to maintain continuity. 
Commissioner LaRocca suggested that the artist 
conserve his drawing for possible inclusion 
in a Public Art Maquette Exhibition. 

Mr. Beagle introduced a proposal to commemorate 
the 50th anniversary of the Maritime strike. 



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SUBJECTS cont'd 

IV. 50th Anniversary Mural/ 
Longshoremans ' Union 



V. Collection Labels 



VI. Collection Guidelines 



VII. Huntington Falls 



VI 1 1. Richard Mayer/Sculpture Site 
Approval 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION cont'd 

One proposal would involve the - construction of a 
cast concrete wall (15'x25') at a small landscaped 
area inbetween the Audi ff red Building and the Muni 
bus stacking area. The wall would be poured in place 
with relief. Both paint and mosaic would be incorpor- 
ated into the design. The other alternative site 
proposed is the side of a building near Pier 9. 
Artist Michael Mosher presented the proposed mural 
design to the Committee. 

(Consult with Rec and Park, Port Authority, Muni, 
and Audriffred Building regarding permission to 
construct wall. Obtain information regarding security 
and visibility. Return to Visual Arts Committee 
with this information and photographs of sites 
proposed.) (Ref: Beagle) 

Commissioner Hanson distributed samples of the 
collection label design as proposed by S&O Assoc iu i 
Both Commissioners Rodriguez and LaRocca made 
suggestions regarding the typeface employed, the 
design lay-out and the inclusion of biographical 
data. (Return to S&O with suggestions and request that 
they prepare a few mock-ups.) (Ref: Hanson) 

Commissioner Hanson presented a statement of policy 
that she had prepared regarding future acquisitions 
for the City Collection, She suggested that an 
emphasis be placed upon the acquisition of art work 
from local (SF/Bay Area) artists) ,' with the flexibility 
to make exceptions when necessary, Commissi oner 
Rodriguez stated that this might pose a limitation 
and that the Arts Commission should strive for 
quality as a primary consideration. Commissioner 
LaRocca stated that the proposed policy should be 
reviewed by the City Attorney to ensure that it does 
not reiterate or conflict in any way with the Charter. 
The proposed guidelines also make provisions for the 
regular inventory and maintenance of the collection. 
(Review proposal with City Attorney to determine what 
kind of document it should be, i.e. resolution? 
policy?; Ask other Collection's Policy experts to give 
witness. Consult other municipal art's organizations 
and art museums as to their policy.) (Ref: Manton) 

Jill Manton stated that there was a request for 
a contract modification authorizing additional work 
to be done prior to project completion. Commissioner 
LaRocca recommended that this modification be granted. 

Jill Manton reported that she had spoken with property 
manager Frank Lucas and that he was amenable to the 
alternate proposed site in front of the eastern-most 
facade of Carl's Restaurant. 



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SUBJECTS cont ' d ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSIONS cont ' d 

IX. Moscone Parking Garage A screening was confirmed for Wednesday, March 28, 1984. 

X. Mission Community Center A screening was scheduled for April 4, 1984 at 4:00 PM. 

XI. Arts Festival '84 Barbara Voorhees discussed the Arts and Crafts part of 

the festival. Submission rules, booth fees and timeline 
for contacting crafts persons were also discussed. 
Commissioner LaRocca suggested the use of the sidewalk in 
frontof the Civic Auditorium, so that the festival would 
be associated with the Audi tori urn. Plans for various reqeptic 
were also discussed (Awards of Honor, Jurors, Preview Party. 
Artists). This year Art Suppliers would be asked to 
participate as a possible source of revenue. Arts Service 
Organizations would be charged a nominal fee for their space 
Hael Kobayashi presented budget and promotion information 
regarding Food concessions. Artists' parade, publicity, 
stationery, banners, documentation, and poster design. 
The Commissioners agreed that the poster should be reduced 
in size and discussed possible artists who might be askml 
to create the poster image and design. Michael Bell stated 
the importance of planning now for satellite exhibit ions . 
Frank Pietronegro stated the procedure for the satellite 
exhibitions and discussed plans for the Performing Arcs. 
A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be 
held on Monday, March 26, 1984 at 11:00 AM to discuss and 
vote upon, the Awards of Honor nominees. 

Reports were made and thoroughly discussed and the Committee recommended that the 
following orders be adopted by the full Commission. 



1. ORDERED: 



Playground on 



2. ORDERED: 



Mural Design Approval /Jim Dong/Children 
Sacramento Street in Chinatown 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Approval to enter into contract with James Phillips for 
a mural to be done at Hunters Point West and Horace 
Washinton, for a mural to be done at 3rd and Carol Streets, 
artists return to VAC for approval during the 



provided that, 
design phase. 
Motion: 
Second: , 
Consensus: 



Peter Rodriguez 
Jo Hanson 
Unanimous 



3. ORDERED: 



Mural Design Approval /Dewey Krumpler/Western Addition 
Cultural Center 



Motion: 
Second: 
Consensus 



Peter Rodriguez 
Robert LaRocca 
Unanimous 



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4. ORDERED: 



5. ORDERED: 



6. ORDERED: 



7. ORDERED: 



ENDORSEMENT OF PROPOSAL INTENT TO COMMEMORATE 50th ANNIVERSARY 
OF MARITIME STRIKE AS PRESENTED BY LONGSHQREMANS UNION, PENDING 
RECEIPT OF NECESSARY APPROVALS FROM PORT," REC & PARK, MUNI., 
AND AUDRIFFRED BUILDING, AND FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF DESIGN. 
MOTION: ROBERT LAROCCA 
SECOND: JO HANSON 
CONSENSUS: UNANIMOUS 

Huntington Falls/Contract Modification/Additional Phase I and 11 
work/Funds to be increased by $30,730. 
Motion: Peter Rodriquez 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Approval for Richard Mauer's sculpture to be located in front 
of the eastern-most facade of Carl's restaurant, adjacent to 
Leavenworth Street. This must be acted upon within 30 days of 
a formal decision by full Commission for a period not to exceed 
one year. 

Motion: , Robert LaRocca 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Endorsement of resolution regarding Artist Policy for City 
Planning, (see attached) , 

Motion: Jo Hanson 
/econd: Robert LaRocca 
Concensus: Unanimous 

There being no further business, Commissioner LaRocca adjourned the meeting at 6:55 PM. 



Respectfully submitted, 




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City and County of San Francisco 



Arts Commission 




Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



Commissioners 



Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Fredrick Goerner 
Jo Hunson 
Robert LaRocca 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



MINUTES/March 26, 1984 



A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on Monday, 
March 26, 1984 at 12:30 PM in the Arts Commission Conference Room 
at 45 Hyde Street. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



JO HANSON 
PETER RODRIGUEZ 

OTHERS PRESENT 

MICHAEL BELL 
FRANK PIETRONEGRO 
JILL MANTON 



ROBERT LAROCCA 
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DISCUSSION: The following subjects were thoroughly discussed and 
administrative actions suggested (where appropriate.) 



Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission SUBJECTS 
Planning Commission 

Recreation and Park T § PERFORMING ARTS 
Commission GMAGR 



ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS/DISCUSSION 

Jill Manton reported that artist Joan Brown 
was interested in the proposed theme of this 
project ( an association of the performing arts 
with the Bay Area Figurative Tradition) . 



II. PROPOSAL RE: U.N. Jill Manton presented Mr. Lucas's proposal to 
PLAZA/PUBLIC SCULPTUREsponsor the exhibition of 2 sculptures annually 
FRANK LUCAS in the U.N. Plaza. Mr. Lucas will assume the 

responsibility of all costs related to installation 
transportation, insurance, and in addition, will 
award to each exhibiting artist, an honoraria of 
$1,500. The Arts Commission will administer and 
curate the program. 

(Investigate permit fees and review requirements. 
Investigate possibility of receiving nominal 
administration fee to cover costs associated with 
administration.) Ref: Manton 



III. SF GENERAL HOSPITAL 



Jill Manton reported that a large number of 
Hospital staff are extremely interested in further 
developing the Art Program at the Hospital and 
were unsure as to the specifics of the relation- 
ship between the Hospital and the Arts Commission 
in this regard. The Commissioners replied that 
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ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECT! VES/DISCUSS IONS con t ' d 

desire to participate and would encourage the i rcont i nued 
interest. The Commissioners suggested that a cooperative 
relationship could be developed, although, it would still 
be necessary that the Arts Commission act in accord with 
the mandates of the City Charter. Thus, the Hospital might 
comprise a list of all changes regarding location, new 
acquistions, deaccessions,etc.and present them to the Visual 
Arts Committee for approval . 

The Hospital staff also requested Arts Commission advice and 
assurement regarding the safe installation of the Diego Rivera 
and the Frida Kahlo paintings at the Hospital. Both Commi- 
ssioners present and the Assistant Director agreed that the 
paintings would be well protected and secure if Installed in 
a large plex-glass box (made of % inch thick plexi) and then 
strapped or bolted to the wall. The Commissioners also sug- 
gested that the following persons might he contacted to 
lecture on the artists: Tom Fraley, Dr. Amalia Mesa Bains, 
Jo Hanson, and Thomas Ibarra. 



IV. Arts Festival * 84 



It was discussed and agreed that the Festival Co-Directors 
should operate in a more independent capacity with the 
specifics of Festival planning handled on an administrative 
basis. The function of the Visual Arts Committee will be to 
surveil the progress of the Festival and to have a general 
overview of its plans. Frank Pietronegro and Michael Bell 
discussed the concept of a 9juror/9county system. In addition, 
a new dimension of festival planning was introduced as the 
Satellite Program. This would consist of many adjunct satellite 
art exhibitions in other locations throughout the City. Locato: 
signage on the building exteriors was discussed as a means of 
identifying the exhibition as part of the festival. Awards of 
Honor nominees will be discussed at a subsequent meeting. 



REPORTS S ORDERS 

Reports were made and thoroughtly discussed, and the Committee recommended that the following 
)rders be adopted by the full Commissions. 



I. ORDERED: 



Motion to invite Joan Brown to submit a design proposal for the 
Performing Arts Garage. 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Seconded: Jo Hanson 
Consensus: Unanimous 



!. ORDERED: 



Motion to express sincere appreciation and gratitude to Dolly Koler for 
coordinating and administering registration and conservation efforts 
at SF General Hospital. 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Seconded: Jo Hanson 
Consensus : Unanimous 



.ORDERED: 



Motion to approve design and concept of Festival '84, as presented by Staff, 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Seconded: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 



ORDERED: 



Motion to support and endorse Frank Lucas's proposal to sponsor the 
public exhibition of 2 sculptures for a period not to exceed one year, 



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4. cont'd in the United Nations Plaza, and to accept the administration and 

curation of this project. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Seconded: Peter Rodriguez 
Concensus: Unanimous 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 2:30 PM. 
Respectful ly submitted,, 



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Coordinator, Visual Arts Program 



City and County of San Francisco 



Arts Commission 




Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



Commissioners 



Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Fredrick Goerner 
Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

Presidents of the 

Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



SPECIAL MEETING: 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



CIVIC DESIGN COMMITTEE 



AND 



A special meeting of the Visual Arts and Civic Design Committees 
will be held on Monday, April 16, 1984 at 5:00 PM in the Arts 
Commission Conference Room, located on the third floor of 45 
Hyde Street. 



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II. 

Ill, 

IV. 



DESIGN OF SIMON BOLIVAR BASE 

A. Review of design drawings 

1. Aesthetics 

2. Safety 

3. Bidding Process 

4. Time Line 

5. Site Amenities 

6. Parking and Traffic Modifications 

7. Drainage 

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TO: THE HONORABLE MEMBERS OF THE VISUAL ARTS AND 
CIVIC DESIGN COMMITTEES tg. 

FROM: JILL MANTON /V)/^/ 

RE: MTG. APRIL 16, 1984 TO DISCUSS DESIGN OF SIMON BOLIVAR BAS1 

The following materials will be presented on April 16, 1984 
or distributed previously for your review, if at all possible: 

1. Drawing od pedestal and statue at $*' = 1' scale 

2. Overall traffic plan @ 1" = 20' scale 

3. Island/peninsula @ 1" = 8' 

4. Sections - Latitude 

Longitude @ 1" = 8' 

(To demonstrate the relationship of library, 
street, and monument) 



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Dianne Feinstein 
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Arts Commission 



uueuiviEr>4Ts dept. 
JUN 2 6 1984 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



Commissioners 



Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Fredrick Goerner 
Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



SPECIAL MEETING: CIVIC DESIGN AND VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

MINUTES /MONDAY, APRIL 16, 1984 

A special joint meeting of the Civic Design and Visual Arts 
Committees was held on Monday, April 16, 1984 at 5:00 PM 
in the Arts Commission Conference Room on the third floor at 
45 Hyde Street. 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



ROLL CALL: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Dmitri Vedensky 

OTHERS PRESENT 



Rosario Anaya, President, Board of Education 

Dick Edmond, Dept. of City Planning 

Dick Evans, D.P.W. 

Jim Gonzales, Office of the Mayor 

Claire Issacs, Director, Arts Commission 

Shannon Maloney, D.P.W. 

Joe Ovadia, D.P.W. 

There being a quorum, the Committees proceeded to their formal 
business. 



DISCUSSION: 



SUBJECTS 



The following subjects were discussed and administra- 
tive actions suggested ( where appropriate.) 

ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS/DISCUSSION 



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I. SIMON BOLIVAR 
A. AESTHETICS 



1. 



Island vs, 
Peninsula 



Shannon Maloney presented preliminary 
drawings for the design of the pedestal 
of the Simon Bolivar statue, and the 
surrounding peninsula, demonstrating 
its relationship to the library, vehicles, 
and pedestrians from different views and 
perspectives. 

Commissioner Hanson stated her prefer- 
ence for the previously approved is- 
land, similar to what may be found in 
Europe and Latin America, as opposed 
to the peninsula now being presented. 



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ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION cont'd 



1. Island vs. Peninsula 



She stated that traffic would be able to move around 
the island, and that, in this case, pedestrian access 
would be a secondary feature. According to Commissioner 
Hanson, the primary reason for the placement of the 
statue on Fulton Street was to lock the block into 
the City Hall axis. Shannon Maloney stated that an 
island would necessitate the elimination of parking 
on one side of the street to facilitate two way traffic, 
Commissioner LaRocca stated his preference for a 
peninsula because it allows the street to function 
with both traffic and parking concerns. Commissioner 
Patri agreed, stating that public accessibility was 
a desirable feature. 

There was a consensus among the Commissioners to 
retain the peninsula. 



2. Pedestal 



Commissioner Hanson indicated her preference for a 
smaller narrower base similar to the one found in 
Lima, Peru, which would serve to emphasize the statue, 
rather than moderate it. With a reduced width, and 
the hoof extending beyond the pedestal, a dynamic or 
excitement appropriate to a charging horse and heroic 
rider would be introduced, creating more artistic 
tension. Commissioner Hanson also stated that a higher, 
narrower base would better hold the axial line from 
the Civic Center Plaza to the United Nations Plaza. 
Shannon Maloney commented that the pedestal design 
presented had already been scaled down from the draw- 
ings sent from Venezuela, and that it also contained 
more relief and detail, however, it would have to be 
of sufficient size to accomodate the placement of the 
six plaques. Commissioner LaRocca suggested that six 
inches be reduced from each side of the pedestal, 
along with a 12"increase in height. Dick Edmond suggested 
that the height of the base should be raised to the 
next horizontal line on the library, allowing more 
room for the plaques. 

There was a consensus among the Commissioners to 
rescale the base, making it narrower and higher. 



3. Brick Work 



Commissioner Vedensky stated that the quantity of 
brick work, as represented in the drawings, should 
be modified. He stated that a rectangular band or 
border in the middle of the street might be more 
appropriate and more in keeping with the design and 
scale on the other side of the street. 



4. Trees 



Commissioner Vecfensky stated that the quantity of 
trees proposed might block the view of the statue 
on the south side. Commissioner LaRocca suggested 
that six trees be removed on the north side. There 
was a consensus among the Commissioners that all 
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SUBJECTS cont'd 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION cont'd 



II. Street Function 
A. Traffic 



Ceremonial Function 



III. Safety 



IV. Drainage 



V. Bidding Process 



VI. Conclusion 



Shannon Maloney stated that a peninsula would necess- 
itate parking perpendicular to the curb, however, 
there would be no loss of parking places. A peninsula 
would also require a one way modification of the 
traffic flow. 

Dick Edmond mentioned the use of Fulton Street for 
ceremonies, processions and parades on their approach 
to City Hall. Dick Evans stated that the 22 - 24' 
opening along side the peninsula should be sufficient 
to allow passage. 

Shannon Maloney stated that ballards made of cast 
iron would be placed on the concrete base to prevent 
vehicles from driving upon the peninsula. 

Joe Ovadia stated that the peninsula would necessi- 
tate a channel drain running the full length of the 
peninsula. This had been selected over a catch basin 
which would have required a sewer connection and thus, 
would have been more costly. 

Dick Evans stated that a bidding package could be 
prepared whereas the basic contract would include 
the base, peninsula, brick work, paving, trees and 
drainage. If additional funds were made available, 
the "Add On I" could cover the costs of ballards 
and flighting. 

The Commissioners requested that Shannon Maloney 
send them information regarding any changes. 



There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:00 PM. 
Respectfully submitted^ 

Jjfll Manfton 

Coordinator, Art in Public Places 



Sity and County of San Francisco 

A"7/0 C{C^ Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



Arts Commission 




Jommissioners 



:oselyne C. Swig 
President 

imitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

ernon Alley 
imothy Duncan 
redrick Goerner 
3 Hanson 
obert LaRocca 
acqueline Nemerovski 
filliam Paterson 
iero Patri 
eter Rodriguez 
ay Taliaferro 

x Officio Members: 

residents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 






Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



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MINUTES/APRIL 18, 1984 PUBLIC LIBKARY 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 
was held on Wednesday, April 18, 1984 at 4:00 PM in the 
Commissioner's Room of the SF Public Library. 



ROLL CALL: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

" Jo Hanson 
Robert La Rocca 

OTHERS PRESENT 

Joan Brown 
Jim Cheng * 
Cathy Cinnater 
John Fick 
Edith Fried 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Peter Rodriguez 



Hael Kobayashi 
James Kuromiya 
Keith Sklar 
Barbara Voorhees 
Jill Manton 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal 
business . 



DISCUSSION 



SUBJECTS 



The following subjects were discussed and 
administrative actions suggested (where appro 
priate. ) 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



I. Performing Arts 
Garage/Joan Brown 



Joan Brown stated 
work with the top 
and noted its dime 
She continued to e 
determining the mo 
for the site. Alth 
considered a figur 
bronze, Ms. Brown' 
confirmed that the 
be a minimum of 3" 
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elegant. She inste 
with dancing figur 
ments, made out of 
bronze. With Found 
Ms. Brown discusse 
ancoring system. R 
Commissioner LaRoc 



her preference to 
facade of the garage 
nsion as 19 'x27 ' . 
xplain her process of 
St 'appropriate design 
ough, she had initially 
al line drawing in 
s investigations 
lines would have to 
thick, and as such, 
raceful, refined and 
ad proposed working 
es, playing instru- 
cut out sheets of 
ry owner, Jim Fick, 
d weight and proposed 
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ca stressed the 



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SUBJECTS cont'd 

I. Performing Arts Garage 



II. Arts Festival '84 



III. Christmas Tree Mural 



[V. Keith Sklar 

Mural Design Approval 



Jobs Bill Mural Project 
De Ma Salong House 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

importance of size accuracy, stating that 
the outdoors and sky as background tended to 
diminish size. Jim Cheng, A City Engineer, 
working with the Parking Authority stated 
that the artist and foundry should submit 
plans to the Parking Authority which specify 
loading and anchoring systems. 

The Commissioners voted that John Korty 
should be the recipient of the Award of Honor 
in the film category. The art video category 
was discussed and nominees considered. A 
special joint award was considered for both 
Joanne Kelly and Skip Sweeney to acknowledge 
the accomplishments of both persons. Hael 
Kobayashi reported that the Arts Festival 
budget is in process and will be reviewed 
by the Finance Committee. 

Edith Fried, Chair of the Twin Peaks Beauti- 
fication Committee presented the request of 
her committee to paint over a mural at X-mas 
Tree Point, because of its faded and graffi- 
tted condition. She stated that the SF 
Conservation Corp. would provide this service 
at no cost to the City. James Kuromiya, Direc- 
tor of the Mural Resource Center, stated that 
the MRC requires 90 days notice prior to a 
mural being repainted, so that the artists 
can be contacted and funding possibilities 
investigated. Commissioner LaRocca also point- 
ed out that the area will be refenced for 
additional security because of all of the 
major communications equipment located there 
and that the Twin Peak Committee should be 
aware of this relative to their beautif icat ion 
plans . 

(Reschedule for review at next VAC meeting 
when pertinent material and information has 
been obtained.) Ref: Manton § Kuromiya 

Keith Sklar presented his proposal for the 
rear wall of the Bd . of Education Bldg. at 
135 Hayes Street. The Commissioners were 
concerned that it was not appropriate to 
endorse a project that had not yet been 
approved by the Bd. of Education. They did not 
wish it to be construed as any sort of pres- 
sure. 

(Return to VAC with photo of site and mural 
super imposed upon it.) Ref: Sklar 

Johanna Poethig presented her mural proposal 
for the De Ma Salong House near 3rd and 4th 
Streets and Harrison and Folsom. The 90'x20" 
mural deals with the history of Philipine 
immigration in the U.S. Commissioner LaRocca 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/APRIL 18, 1984/PAGE 3 
SUBJECTS cont'd ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



V. Mural/De Ma Salong House 



VI. Johnson and Higgins 



/II.Moscone Parking Garage 
A. Steven De Staebler 



B. 



Dustin Shuler 



Dan Rice 



r I 1 1 . Democratic National 
Convention Poster 



X. Edith Hamlin/Gift 
Acceptance 



REPORTS AND ORDERS 



suggested that a tablet or text with the 
historical information might accompany the 
mural . 

J. Manton requested direction and advice re: 
the necessary engineering studies that would 
have to be done at the site. 
(Obtain landscape drawing with deck details 
from Pier 39. Obtain information re: soil and 
mound deptji.) Ref: Manton 

The Committee discussed the use of ceramic 
for this site, as opposed to bronze because 
of scale and price considerations. They agreed 
that ceramic would be an acceptable material if 
the base or column were of sufficient height 
(4 - 6'). 
(Write letter to Ray King, Acting Director of 
Parking Authority and state that it is manda- 
tory to obtain a ruling on the access for 
efficient placement of concrete footing for 
base. To return at a later time when concrete 
and brick work is complete would be more dis- 
ruptive. )* Ref : Manton 

(Determine if Parking Authority construction 
budget will include cost of sand-blasted con- 
crete footing and lighting.) Ref: Manton 

Maquette proposal should include and specify 
absolutely everything, i.e., working drawings 
fastening systems, outline of specs, treatment 
and finish of surface and under-coating. 

Re: installation: Determine and investigate the 
backing necessary for plexi-boxes; How does 
backing stay against wall? What bolts, anchor 
bolts or eyelets will be used? 

The Commissioners agreed to jury posters for 
the convention on Friday, May 11, 1984 at 3:00 
PM. 

Commissioner Hanson presented photos of "World 
Map" a mural by Edith Hamlin which would be 
donated and installed at Central Terminal at 
SFIA. (See attached description.) 



deports were made and thoroughly discussed and the Committee recommended 
hat the following orders be adopted by the Arts Commission. 



ORDERED 



Motion to enter into contract with Joan Brown to 

produce a maquette for the Performing Arts Garage 

by July 1, 1984. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Seconded by: Robert LaROCCA 

Consensus: Unanimous 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/APRIL 18, 1984/PAGE 4 

REPORTS $ ORDERS cont»d 

2. ORDERED: Award of Honor Nomination/Film/John Korty 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 



5. ORDERED 



t. ORDERED 



ORDERED 



). ORDERED 



Motion to approve selection of Skip Sweeney 
and Joanne Kelly to receive a joint award of 
honor in Video category. 
Motion: JO Hanson 

Second : 
Consensus : 



, Robert LaRocca 
Unanimous 



Mural Design Approval/Johanna Poethig/De Ma Salong 

House 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

Motion to approve and accept with appreciation 

a gift to the City and County of San Francisco, 

of Edith Hamlin's mural, "World Map" to be installed 

at SFIACentral Terminal. Acceptance is contigent 

upon approval by Airport Commission and installation 

by the Airport*. 

Motion for ARTS COMMISSION to work collaboratively 
with Rec and Park to effect acceptable modifications 
to Japanese Peace Monument in Linclon Park, whereas 
Peace Monument does not conform to many of the 
previously approved design specifications and 
includes an additional dedication stone which has 
never been reviewed or approved. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: _ Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

'here being no further business, Commissioner LaRocca adjourned the 
leeting at 6:35. 



Respectfully submitted, 




r ill Manton 

Coordinator, Visual Arts Program 



Description of Proposed Gift to City and County of San Francisco 

\rtist: Edith Hamlin 

rifle: "World Map" 

Kmensions: 18'x35' 

4edia: Acrylic and gold leaf on vicrytex, an acrylic fabric 

Subject: Worldnmap design with cultural symbols of ethnic arts superimposed 
over certain areas of mural. 

Iistory: Commissioned in 1962 by P § Steamship Line for installation 
in their Post Street offices. Closure of the office 13 years 
later and subsequent remodelling by the new tenants dislodged 
the mural. Through the generosity of P 5 0, the mural was 
returned to the artist who had cleaning and conservation work 
performed . 

falue: Appraised at $15,000 in 1984 

)ther works by Edith Hamlin in CITY Collectio^: 

L. Coit Tower Mural, "Hunting" 

I. Mission High School Murals 

5. Small commemorative mural at Lawton Elementary School 



City and County of San Francisco 



Arts Commission 




. — Dianne Feinstein 
A10AS MAYOR 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



Commissioners 



Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Fredrick Goerner 
Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



^ VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

m MAi A44HH, 16, 1984 

■2 

The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 

will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 1984 at 4:00 PM in 

the Commissioner's Room of the San Francisco Public Library. 



I. 



II 



III 

IV. 

V. 

VI. 



N 



D 



Christmas Tree Mural 

Twin Peaks Beaut if icat ion Committee 
Mural Resource Center 

"Las Lechugeras" by Juana Alicia Franklin 
Damage Claim 

Mural Resource Center 

Mrs. Dorothy Greppi 



Moscone Parking Garage 

A. Steven De Staebler 

Arts Festival "84 

Civic Center Master Plan 

Mission Community Center 

B. Artist Selection 



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VIII 
IX. 



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Arts Commission 



r\r\r\ m-- Claire N. Isaacs 

DOCUr*EPJT3 CEPT. DIRECTOR 



Mi 4 1984 

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Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Fredrick Goerner 
Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 
was held on Wednesday, May 16, 1984 at 4:00 PM in the 
Commissioner's Room of the San Francisco Public Library. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT : 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

JO HANSON 
ROBERT LA ROCCA 
PETER RODRIGUEZ 

OTHERS PRESENT 



Ramona Albright 

Edith Fried 

Dorothy Greppi and Daughter 

James Kuromiya 

Jay Zachariah' 

Barbara Voorhees 

Jill Manton 

There being a quroum, the Committee proceeded to its formal 
business . 

Discussion: The following subjects were discussed and 
administrative actions suggested (where 
appropriate . ) 



SUBJECT 

I. Christmas Tree 
Mural/Twin Peaks 
Beautification 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES /D ISCUS S ION 

James Kuromiya reported that the Mural 
Resource Center Advisory Board had not 
been able to raise funds to restore 
the mural, thus, neither the Advisory 
Board, nor the artist, Fran Valesco, had 
any objections to the mural being cover- 
ed as part of the Twin Peaks Beautifi- 
cation Plan. James reported that OCD 
had been approached as a possible source 
of new funds to allow the artist to do 
a new mural at another site 



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SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTTATIVE DIRECTIVES /PI SCUS S ION 



II. "Las Lechugeras" 
Mural Damage 



James Kuromiya stated that a portion of the 
mural had been removed in order to accomodate 
the placement of a PG&E me ter . Neither the artist 
Juana Alicia Franklin, nor the Mural Resouce 
Center had been contacted by Mrs. Dorothy Greppi 
the property owner. Mrs. Greppi claimed that 
she had never received a copy of the agreement 
she had signed back in 1982 which outlined the 
owner's responsibilities regarding alterations 
to the mural, and as such, she did not know 
that an alteration such as the one incurred by 
the mural would be a violation of that agreement 
James Kuromiya provided a letter from the artist 
and the community indicating their extreme dis- 
tress regarding the situation. Mrs. Greppi 
stated that she, as well, was extremely concerne 
about the damage, and that she would be willing 
to provide funds to remedy the situation and 
restore the mural to its original condition. 
This could be accomplished by the installation 
of doors that would house the meters behind 
them. 



III. Arts Fesitval'84 
Barbara Voorhees 



Formats for the presentation of the Awards of 
Honor were discussed. She felt that the certif- 
icates used for this award should be specific, 
rather than generic. Various options regarding 
use of existing certificates were reviewed and 
considered. Barbara stated that the allocation 
for the certificates, their design and/or framin 
was only $400. Claire Isaacs suggested that Bill 
Roarty be contacted to discuss what possibili- 
ties exist . 



IV. Mission Community 
Center 



The Commissioners stated that new guidelines 
and instructions should be issued to the artists 
who had previously submitted proposals. These 
•guidelines should be as specific as possible 
and should convey the concerns of the Selection 
Panel . 



V. Jay Zachariah/ 

Rainbow the Clown 



Jay Zachariah presented materials on the various 
kinds of performance programs provided by the 
Environmental Arts Corporation. His new proposal 
in an attempt to relieve the congested perform- 
ance conditions at Fisherman's Wharf, would 
provide for performances to occur on a regular 
basis in other city plazas. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING/MAY 16, 1984/PAGE 3 

REPORTS AND ORDERS 

Reports were made and thoroughly discussed, and the Committee recommended 
that the following orders be adopted by the Arts Commission. 



1. ORDERED 



Motion to accept the recommendation of the Mural Resource 
Center regarding the painting over the mural at Xmas Tree 
Point, eontigent upon the receipt of a letter of authoriza^ 
tion from the artists involved. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 



2. ORDERED 



Motion to accept the recommendation of the Mural Resource 
Center regarding the damage incurred by "Las Lechugeras" 
by Juana Alicia Franklin, on the condition that the artist 
is in agreement and the mural is restored ASAP. 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus: Unanimous 



3. ORDERED: Motion to endorse the production of Break Dance Performance 

Program in various downtown plazas, Pier 43, and other 

Fisherman's Wharf locations. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

i 

There being no further business, Commissioner LaRocca adjourned the meeting 
at 6:30 PM. 



Respectfully submitted 




Jill Manton 
Coordinator 



Visual Arts Program 



City and County of San Francisco 

SF " 

Kir\ Ct^ Dianne Feinstein 
^ /U ' MAYOR 



Arts Commission 




Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



Commissioners 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 



Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 



Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Fredrick Goerner 
Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 




Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 


I. 


Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 


II. 


Ex Officio Members: 


III. 


Presidents of the 

Fine Arts Museums 


IV. 


Library Commission 


V. 



Planning Commission 

Recreation and Park 

Commission 



WEDNESDAY ,^MAY 23, 1984 

A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will 
be held on Wednesday, May 23, 1984 at 5:00 PM in the 
Arts Commission Conference Room on the third floor 
of 45 Hyde Street. 



A. 



MIKE IWASAKI/JAPANESE PEACE MONUMENT 

SF ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY 
EXHIBITION APPROVAL 



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NEW BUSINESS 
ADJOURNMENT 



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MAYOR 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



Commissioners 



Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Fredrick Goerner 
Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

Presidents of the 

Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
MINUTES /MAY 2^? 1984 



uUCUMEiMTS DEPT. 

JUM 2 6 1984 

SAN FRANCISCO 

P" -AOV 



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A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on 
Wednesday, May 2\§i 1984 at 5:00 PM in the Arts Commission 
Conference Room on the third floor of 45 Hyde Street. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Peter Rodriguez 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 

OTHERS PRESENT 

Michael Bell 
Claire Isaacs 
Jill Manton 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal 
business. 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were discussed and administra- 
tive adtions suggested (where appropriate.) 



SUBJECTS 

I . Mike Iwasaki/ 
Japanese Peace 
Monument 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

The history of the project to date was 
reviewed by the Committee. Michael Bell 
reported that Tom Malloy had no major 
objections to the monument, however, he 
felt that the quality of the dedication 
plaque and the monument should be the same. 
Commissioner LaRocca defined the two major 
issues at hand to be the location of the 
dedication plaque and the inclusion of Mr. 
Iwasaki 's name, as opposed to the name of 
a group with which he was associated for 
the sponsorship of the monument. 
Commissioner Hanson felt it extremely impor- 
tant that the integrity of the approval 
process be established and implemented. 
The Commissioners agreed to recommend the 
following modifications of the monument: 

1. Remove dedication stone and replace it 
15' uphill of existing bench in front 
of acacia shrubbery. 

2. Remove the name of Mike Iwasaki, either 



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ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



I. Mike Iwasaki/ Japanese Peace 
Monument 



by sand-blasting the name out entirely, making it 
seem as thought the preceeding words were underscored, 
or, add the name of the committee or group with which 
Mr. Iwasaki was associated; or, bury the bottom part 
of the stone so that the name is obscured. 
3. After removal of the dedication plaque, cut back 

and reduce forward platform to the area left void by 
the removal of the granite stone. Redress finish 
of platform. 
[Send a letter to Tom Malloy with these recommendations 
included.] Ref: Isaacs 



II. Lucien Labaubt Collection 



Through the efforts of Jo Hanson and Michael Bell, 
the entire Labaubt collection was able to be salvaged, 
packaged, and safely stored at Ollendorf. The archives 
of Labaubt will be given to the Smithsonian per 
authorization of a letter written in 1972 and discovered 
by Michael Bell. The De Young will receive all of the 
dress-making materials and the Labaubt furniture will 
be given to the Oakland Museum. Negotiations for the 
Arts Commission to receive all of the art work are 
pending a court decision. Commissioner LaRocca expressed 
his gratitude and appreciation for the expedient 
action on the part of Commissioner Hanson and Michael 
Bell. 



III. Arts Commission Gallery 



IV. Democratic National 

Convention Poster Jurying 



Both Commissioners agreed that the gallery is doing 
very well and commended John McCaron for his efforts 

The date for the screening of all submissions was 
established as June 18, 1984. This will take place 
at 560 Mission Street. 



V. 



New Business 



Claire Isaacs reminded the Commissioners that the 
Board of Supervisors would soon be reviewing and 
voting upon the Arts Commission budget requests. 



REPORTS & ORDERS 



Reports were made and thoroughly discussed and the Committee recommended that the 
following orders be adopted by the full Commission. 



1 . ORDERED 



Arts Commission Gallery Exhibition Approval/Ansel Adams Commemorative 
Exhibition/ July 1984 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus : Unanimous 



2. 



ORDERED: 



Arts Commission Gallery Exhibition Approval/San Francisco Festival 
of Film and Performance /August September, 1984 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus : Unanimous 



ORDERED ; 



Arts Commission Gallery Exhibition Approval/ San Francisco Drawing 
Exhibition 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING/MAY 25, 1984/PAGE 3 



Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus : Unanimous 

There being no further business, Commissioner LaRocca adjourned the meeting at 6:45 PM. 

Respectfully submitted, 



j{/Ll Man toft 

Coordinator, Visual Arts Program 



City and County of San Francisco 



Arts Commission 




St- 

Dianne 

* 2 



Feinstein 
MAYOR 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



Commissioners 



Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Fredrick Goerner 
Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

Presidents of the 

Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



I. 

II. 

III. 

IV. 

V. 

VI. 

VII. 

VIII 

IX. 

X. 

XI. 

XII. 
XIII. 
XIV. 
XV. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 



WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 1984 



LyOOUjVlEiMTS DEPT. 

J UN 1 5 1984 

SAN FRANCISCO 

> ARV 



,• .. - 



AGENDA 

Steven DeStaebler 
Moscone Parking Garage 

I.L.W.U. 

Review of Proposal for Commemorative Memorial 

Mission Playground 

Mural Design Review/Luis Duran 

Mural Resource Center 

Jobs Bill Mural Program 

Arts Festival '84 

9 

Dan Rice/Moscone Parking Garage/Framing Alternatives 

Mission Community Center/Screening Date 

Central City Park/Project Update and Screening Date 

Sculpture Exhibition in the U.N Plaza/Frank Lucas 

Endorsement of SP1326 

State Percent for Art Legislation 

Other Art Enrichment Projects Update 

Old Business 

New Business 

Ad j ournment 



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DIRECTOR 



Commissioners 



Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
William Gaylord 
Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
WEDNESDAY, ^JUNE 20, 1984 

^MINUTES 





DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

JUL 1 1 1984 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was 
held on Wednesday, June 20, 1984 at 4:00 PM in the Commissioner's 
Room of the San Francisco Public Library. 



ROLL CALL: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Ray Taliaferro 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Peter Rodriguez 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

Discussion: The following subjects were discussed and administrative 
actions suggested (where appropriate) . 



SUBJECTS 

I. Moscone Parking 
Garage/Stephen De 
Staebler 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

Mr. De Staebler discussed his concern regarding 
the issue of relocating the sculpture and stated 
that it would restrict his design options if it 
were to be moved at a future date. If Pacific 
Telephone does not waive its right for vehicular 
passage, the Committee agreed that perhaps, a 
permanent easement to install the work on the 
developer's property could be obtained. Mr. De 
Staebler then suggested that perhaps, an abstract 
sculpture, as opposed to a figurative sculpture, 
would be more appropriate. Commissioner LaRocca 
suggested that a meeting be scheduled to discuss 
the possible easement with the following parties 
in attendance: Property owner, Redevelopment Agency , 
Parking Authority, Artist, and Visual Arts Commit- 
tee. 

[ Consult with City Attorney to determine legality 
of installing City owned art work on private 
property.] Ref: Manton i 

[Consult with Parking Authority Engineer or 

Architect to determine how close sculpture footing 

can be located next to the pipe for the catch 

basins.] Ref: Manton 
[Review minutes of previous Civic Design meeting 

to determine if mall has been finished in manner 



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SUBJECTS cont'd 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSIONcont ' d 



I. Moscone Parking Garage 



previously approved by Committee.] Ref: Manton 



II. I.L.W.U. Commemorative 
Monument 



Danny Beagle stated that the project, which is a 
collaboration between the Union and nine community 
artists, has developed and evolved quite extensively 
since their first presentation last March. He reported 
that the project has garned the support and endorsement 
of the community surrounding the site at Stewart and 
Mission and that Rec & Park, the Port, and MUNI have 
given approval to the project. Eduardo Paneda explained 
the design to consist of standing steel plates shaped 
to resemble bird, water and ship forms upon which murals i 
representing the events before, during and after the 
Maritime Strike were painted. The commemorative project 
will also include a bench, made of pre-cast concrete, 
which will be engraved. Commissioner Taliafero commented 
that this monument will commemorate one of the most 
significant events in the 20th century and further stated 
that he felt it to be an honor to be part of an organiza- 
tion that had participated in some manner in the commemor- 
ation of the 50th anniversary of the maritime strike. 
Commissioner LaRocca asked questions regarding the 
structural support systems, bolting systems, and the 
coatings that would be used both inside and outside of 
the structure. The artists were asked to return to the 
Visual Arts Committee once they had obtained this infor- 
mation. 



III. Mission Playground/Mural 
Design 



An Artists' Committee comprised of five local artists 
presented their design proposal for a mural at the 
Mission Playground. The mural represented both the 
history of San Francisco and the neighborhood. Commission- 
er Hanson suugested that there might be some sort of 
accompanying legend to inform and explain the vast 
amount of infomration contained in the mural. Artist, 
Juana Alicia Franklin responded that this might take the 
form of a Mexican retabla, similar to a ribbon of 
commentary • 



IV. Mural Resource Center 
Gayle Aratani Dong 



Gayle Aratani presented her mural proposal for Stofford 
Alley in Chinatown. The mural, painted in pastel colors 
would consist of four panels, each representing the 
four seasons and four generations of people in Chinatown, 
thus reflecting the growth and movement of the neighbor- 
hood. 



V. Jobs Bill Mural Program 
Horace Washington 



Horace Washington presented his mural proposal for the 
Martin Luther King Pool in Hunter's Point. The mural 
would consist of a series of ceramic tile portraits of 
important figures in Black history. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING/MINUTES /JUNE 20, 1984/PAGE 3 



Art Commission 



SUBJECTS cont'd 

VI. Jobs Bill Mural Program 
Arch Williams 



VII. Arts Festival '84 



VIII. Jon Twitchell 



IX. Mission Community Center 



X. Arts Commission Gallery 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION cont ' d 

Arch Williams presented his mural deisgn proposal for 
a building in Bernal Heights. He explained that through 
community meetings and outreach, he learned that the 
neighborhood was most interested in a mural that would 
deal with peace in Central America and the theme of peace, 
in general. Commissioner Hanson stated that the Figure 
representing the Earth Goddess could perhaps be reworked to 
better convey the artist's intent. 

Hael Kobayashi presented the design for the poster that 
would be used for this year's festival. Michael Bell stated 
that the phoenix and the free spirit were at once, provincial 3 
romantic and bohemian. Hael reported that there had been 
a 45% acceptance rate among the artists who had submitted 
work for this year's festival. Hael also stated that the 
festival would be co-publishing the August issue of City Arts 
as the festival catalog. 

Jon Twitchell requested the support of the Arts Commission 
in an effort to develop guidelines for the implementation 
of the 1% for Art in private development, as proposed by 
the Downtown Plan. This would be a collaborative effort 
among artists, architects, the Arts and Planning Commission 
to define and classify what would be considered appropriate 
kinds of art work. Mr. Twitchell stated that this issue was 
somewhat sensitive with private developers, and that the 
proposed guidelines would not impose aesthetic judgments, 
but rather define general categories. The Committee responded 
that they would be very eager to participate in the develop- 
ment of such guidelines and would help in whatever manner 
possible. 

The second screening to review proposals for Art Enrichment 
was confirmed as scheduled for June 27, 1984 at 10:00 AM. 

John McCarron requested approval to use the rear exterior 
wall of the Arts Commission Gallery for a painting/mural/ 
installation by a New York artist entitled Zephry. Zephyr 
would have a concurrent exhibition at Fun Gallery West in 
the Civic Center. Fun Gallery West will pay all costs relat- 
ed to installation, publicity and reception. Commissioner 
LaRocca expressed his concern that the exhibit should make 
some sort of positive statement and that it should no include 
any profanity or vulgarity. 

Commissioner LaRocca discussed the use of the lot adjacent 
to the gallery for a sculpture garden. He suggested that 
Joh obtain estimates of the cost involved in filling the i 
lot and bringing it up to standards. 



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SUBJECTS cont'd 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



XI. Moscone Parking Garage 



Jill Manton reported that estimates on the cost of 
fabricating plexi boxes for Dan Rice's three paintings 
have been unusually high, making the cost of framing 
and installing the boxes greater than the cost of the 
three paintings. She stated the reason for this was the 
large size of the paintings and the fact that the plexi 
would have to be specially fabricated. The alternatives 
would be to vote to purchase three other paintings, smaller 
in scale, or to vote to commission three new paintings 
that could be installed within the standard-sized plexi 
boxes. The Commissioners asked to see slides of other work 
available for purchase before taking any action. 



XII. Johnson and Higgins 

Waterfront Art Project/ 
Contract Changes 



At the request of the attorney of one of the finalists, 
the Commissioners considered whether to modify part of 
the artist's contract dealing with "deviations from the 
proposal." The attorney basically requested the addition 
of the word "substantial" when the contract mentions 
deviations from the previously approved proposal. Thus, 
it would allow the artist some flexibility in terms of 
the fabrication of his work. City Attorney Judy Teichman 
cautioned against this modification, for ' substantial could 
be widely interpreted and thus, the Commission would have 
to accept a work according to the terms of the contract, 
that they might have otherwise rejected. The Commissioners 
decided to retain the contract wording as is, however, they 
noted that the contract provided that the artist may return 
to the Committee requesting approval of any modification. 



XIII. Central City Park 



Jill Manton reported that artists had been asked to 
submit a drawing of their proposal for the park, in 
addition to slides and other biographical materials. 
In this way, the members of the Selection Panel could 
see exactly what kind of work was being proposed and it 
could thus, be better evaluated, relative to concerns of 
the project. 



REPORTS AND ORDERS 

Reports were made and thoroughly discussed and the Committee recommended that the 
following orders be adopted by the Commission. 



1 . ORDERED : 



Motion to approve the site plan and the proposed art work for the 

I.L.W.U. project in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the 

Maritime strike, pending return to the VAC for review of structural 

specifications . 

Motion: Robert LaRocca 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus : Unanimous 



2 . ORDERED : 



Mural Design Approval/Mission Playground/ 19th and Linda Streets 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETINC/MINUTES/JUNE 20, 1984/PACE 5 
REPORTS AND ORDERS cont'd 



3 . ORDERED : 



4 . ORDERED : 



5 . ORDERED : 



6 . ORDERED : 



7 . ORDERED : 



8. ORDERED: 



Mural Design Approval/Gay le Aratani Dong/Stofford Alley in 

Chinatown 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus : Unanimous 

Mural Design Approval/Horace Washington/Martin Luther King Pool in 
Hunter's Point. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus : Unanimous 

Mural Design Approval/Arch Williams/Mission and Fair Streets 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus : Unanimous 

Motion to support and particpate in the study and process of developing 
guidelines for the implementation of the 1% for Art in private develop- 
ment as proposed by the Planning Commission in the Downtown Plan. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus : Unanimous 

Japanese Tea Garden/Contract Modification/Extension of Completion 
date until September 15, 1985. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus : Unanimous 

SF Arts Commission Gallery/Exhibition Approval/Painting, Mural 
Installation/Exterior Rear Wall of Gallery facing Ivy Street 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus : Unanimous 



9. ORDERED: 



Motion to endorse SP1326 which would provide legislation to support 
1% for Art in State buildings. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus : Unanimous 



There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:15 PM. 



)tespectfu-l 

fir 



ill Man ton 
Coordinator, 



Visual Arts Committee 



City and County of San Francisco 



^ Arts Commission 




Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Aiiey 
Timothy Duncan 

William Gaylord 
Jo Hanson 

Robert LaRocca 

Jacqueline Nemerovski 

William Paterson 

Piero Patri 

Peter Rodriguez 

Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 



uwCUMENTS DEPT. 

JUL 1984 

SAN FRANQI@CO 
PUBLIC UBPAPy 



WEDNESDAY,. JULY 11, 1984 

AGENDA 

,: 

I. ART ENRICHMENT PROJECTS UPDATE 

II. ARTS FESTIVAL '84 

III. MURAL RESOURCE CENTER 

IV. CENTRAL CITY PARK 
REVIEW OF PROPOSALS 

V. PERFORMING ARTS GARAGE 
SCHEDULE DATE FOR MAQUETTE REVIEW 

VI. BEACH CHALET 

VII. OLD BUSINESS 
VIII. NEW BUSINESS 
IX. ADJOURNMENT 

This meeting will be held in the Commissioner's Room 

of the San Francisco Public Library from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. 



. 



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Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



Commissioners 



Hoselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
William Gaylord 

Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

Presidents of the 

Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



^K JULY 



U, 



1984 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was 
held on Wednesday, July 11, 1984 at 4:00 PM in the Commissioner's 
Room of the San Francisco Public Library. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 



Jo Hanson 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 

Robert LaRocca 
Peter Rodriguez 



Discussion: 



SUBJECTS 



The following subjects were discussed and administrative 
actions suggested (where appropriate.) 



I. Arts Festival 



II. Carmen Garza 



III. Joe Slusky 



IV. Joan Brown 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

A request for final payment approval was submitted 
by the three festival co-directors, Hael Kobayashi, 
Barbara Voorhees and Frank Pietronegro. Commissioner 
Hanson stated that should would recommend approval 
of this request at the August commission mtg. 

Jill Manton reported that the artist had requested 
an additional extension of the completion date of 
her art enrichment project at the Millbrae Water 
Facility. Commissioner Hanson expressed her concern 
that the artist had been given sufficient time to 
allow for the completion of the eight narrative 
panels and stated that a studio visit should be 
immediately scheduled so that the Visual Arts 
Committee could better evaluate the situation. 

Jill Manton reported that the artist is planning 
to install his sculpture at the Millbrae Water 
Facility on August 4, 1984. Previous to this, the 
Visual Arts Committee has been requested to conduct 
a studio visit to determine if proposal has been 
performed satisfactorily. 

Jill Manton reported that Joan Brown would like 

to present her maquette to the Visual Arts Committee 

during the latter part of July. 

(Schedule special meeting of the Visual Arts 

Committee so that maquette and structural specs 

and be reviewed.) Ref: Manton 



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SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



V. U.N. Plaza 
Frank Lucas 



Jill Manton reported that Jeffrey Lee had responded favorably to 
the letter sent to him requesting approval of a program that 
would sponsor the public exhibition of sculpture in the U.N Plaza 
for a five year time period, providing that a minor encroachment 
permit had been obtained. A letter with this information has been 
sent to the project sponsor, Mr. Lucas and the Committee is awaiting 
his response. Commissioner Hanson stated that a letter of understand- 
ing should be sent to the Recreation and Park Department confirming 
information received by the Arts Commission that the Recreation and 
Park Department had no objection to the implementation of this 
project. 

(Check with Michael Bell regarding the wording of this information.) 
Ref: Manton 



VI 



Dan Rice 



Dan Rice has been able to obtain over-sized plexi-glass at a 
more reasonable cost than those prices quoted by suppliers in 
San Francisco. 



VII. Central City 
Park 



Commissioner Hanson reviewed the proposals submitted by six 
artists for this project. She suggested that the meeting to 
vote upon these proposals by Recreation and Park, the Project 
Architects and the Visual Arts Committee be held at the Arts 
Commission Conference Room. 



VIII. Art Enrichment Commissioner Hanson stated that a letter describing and defining 

selection procedures for current and future projects should be 
developed and sent to the Recreation and Park Department, as well 
as those other agencies with whom we work on projects. 



IX. Adjournment 



There being no further business, Commissioner Hanson adjourned the 
meeting at 5:25 PM. 



Respectfully submitted, 




MflAti*- 



Jill Manton 

Coordinator, Visual Arts Program 



City and County of San Francisco 



^ Arts Commission 




Dianne Feinstein 
ll MAY0R 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



fen 



Commissioners 



Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothv Duncan 

William Gaylord 

Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
WEDNESDAYj^JULY 25, 1984 
M I N U T E S 



^uCUMENTS DEPT. 

AUG 2 1984 

SAN FRANCISCO 



A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on 
Wednesday, July 25, 1984 at 3:30 PM in the Arts Commission 
Conference Room at 45 Hyde Street. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

JO HANSON 
ROBERT LAROCCA 
PETER RODRIGUEZ 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal 
business. 



Discussion: 



SUBJECTS 



The following subjects were thoroughly discussed 

and administrative actions suggested (where appropriate.) 



I. Joan Brown/ 

Performing Arts 
Garage /Presenta- 
tion of Maquette 



II. Mural Resource 
Center 



III. Jobs Bill Mural 
Program 



ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS /DIRECTIVES 

Joan Brown presented a maquette fabricated 
of bronze figures on an aluminum background. 
The scale of the maquette was l"=l f , thus, 
the artist has proposed for the uppermost 
facade of the garage, two dancing musicians, 
which would be 12' high. 

James Kuromiya presented a mural proposal for 
the Benjamin Franklin Elemary School. The 
present funding for this mural project is $9,750. 
If additional funds can be obtained, the two 
artists selected by the school would like to 
include a metal sculpture along with the mural. 
Commissioner LaRocca suggested that the reclining 
body line of Benjamin Franklin should be empha- 
sized. Part of the mural would also have Ben 
Franklin's face done in relief. The Commissioners 
requested more specific information regarding 
this part of the proposal, however, did approve 
Phase I of the mural design. 

James Phillips presented his mural design proposal 
for Hunters POint West. He will work with two 
community trainees. The 20'x20' mural will be 
painted directly upon the wall surface after pri- 



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SUBJECTS cont'd . ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



III. JObs Bill Mural Program 



IV. Dustin Shuler/Moscone 
Parking Garage /Maquette 
Presentation 

V. Millbrae Water Facility/ 
Carmen Lomas Garza 



VI. Beach Chalet 



VII. Draft of Loan Agreement 



ing the cement. James explained that the origins 
of the imagery were from African textile design. 

Dustin Shuler's maquette of a 1971 Red Fia Spider 
was presented and approved by the Committee. 



Jill Man ton reported that Mr. Von Seca, the new 
Director of the Millbrae Facility had been contacted 
in response to Carmen's request for an extension. Mr. 
Von Seca had been asked to indicate whether he preferred 
the installation of the five panels completed to date 
or whether he preferred to wait until the late fall 
when all of the panels would be finished. He stated 
that he preferred to wait until all of the work could 
be installed at once time, and also stated that it 
would be preferable to have Joe Slusky's installation 
occur concurrent with that of' Carmen Garza's. 
Carmen Garza presented the text that will accompany 
each of the eight panels. The Committee made some minor 
modifications, and approved it as modified. 

Commissioner Hanson distributed her position statement 
regarding collaborative efforts between the Arts Comm- 
ission and the Recreation and Park Department for the 
care and maintenance of art works and art objects under 
Rec & Park jurisdiction. The other Commissioners present 
agreed that this should be presented to the full Commis- 
sion at its regular monthly meeting. 

The Committee reviewed the draft of a loan agreement 
prepared by Michael Bell. Under the terms of this 
agreement, no art work could be removed or relocated 
from a City office without prior notice being given 
to the Arts Commission. In the event of damage, the 
borrowing agency would be responsible for its repair. 



REPORTS & ORDERS 



Reports were made and thoroughly discussed and the Committee recommended that the 
following orders be adopted by the full Commission. 



1 . ORDERED 



2. ORDERED: 



Final payment authorization for Hael Kobayashi, Barbara Voorhees 
and Frank Pietronegro as they have satisfactorily completed 
their duties as Co-Directors of the 1984 Arts Festival. 



Motion: 
Second : 
Consensus : 



Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Unanimous 



Jacques Overhoff /Totlot/Portsmouth Square/Resolution to rescind 
former resolution 1984-108 which authorized a contract modification 
in the amount of $1,500. This resolution should be revised to 
authorize a modification in the amount of ^,276 



Motion: 
Second : 



Peter Rodriguez 
Jo Hanson 



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REPORTS & ORDERS cont'd 



3. ORDERED: Resolution to approve payment to Jack Zajac for his submission of a 
Maquette for the Johnson and Higgins Waterfron Art Project. 



Motion: 
Second: 
Consensus: 



Jo Hanson 
Peter Rodriguez 
Unanimous 



4. ORDERED: Resolution to approve payment to Bruce Johnson for his submission of a 

maquette for the Johnson and Higgins Waterfront Art Project. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 

5. ORDERED: Resolution to approve payment to Jerome Kirk for his submission of a 

maquette for the Johnson and Higgins Waterfront Art Project. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 



6. 



ORDERED: Resolution to approve payment to Roger Barr for his submission of a 
maquette for the Johnson and Higgins Waterfront Art Project. 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus : Unanimous 

ORDERED: Resolution to approve payment to John Battenberg for his submission of 
a maquette for the Johnson and Higgins Waterfront Art Project 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus : Unanimous 

ORDEREr Carmen Lomas Garza/Millbrae Water Facility/Extension of Completion 
Date. Work must be installed before the end of November, 1984. 



9. 



ORDERED : 



Motion: 
Second: 
Consensus: 



Jo Hanson 
Peter Rodriguez 
Unanimous 



Joe Slusky/ Millbrae Water Facility/ Extension of Completion 
Date. Work must be installed before the end of November, 1984 



Motion: 
Second: 
Consensus : 



Peter Rodriguez 
Jo Hanson 
Unanimous 



10. ORDERED: Jacques Overhof f /Totlot /Portsmouth Square/Progress Payment Authorization 
in the amount of $8,000. 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus : Unanimous 



11. ORDERED? 



Joan Brown/Performing Arts Garage /Maquette Approval 
Resolution to approve payment in the amount of $1,000. 

Motion: . Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus : Unanimous 



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REPO RTS & ORDERS 

12. ORDERED: Resolution for the Director of the Arts Commission to enter 

into contract with Joan Brown for the fabrication, transportation 
and installation of a work of art at the Performing Arts Garage. 
The total contract amount, including maquette fee is not to exceed 
$42,000. 



Motion: 
Second: 
Consensus : 



Peter Rodriguez 
Jo Hanson 
Unanimous 



13. 



ORDERED : 




Dustin Shuler/Maquette Approval/Moscone Parking Garage 
Resolution to approve payment in the amount of $1,000. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus : Unanimous 

14. ORDERED: Mural Design Approval/Ben Franklin Elemary School/Selma Brown, Artist/ 

Phase I Approval Only 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus : Unanimous 

15. ORDERED: Mural Design Approval/ James Phillips/Hunters Point West 

Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus : Unanimous 

16. ORDERED: Approval of Arts Commission Loan Agreement 

Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus : Unanimous 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:00 PM. 

Respectfully submitted, 



uifoyfazff 



dill Manton 

Coordinator, Visual Arts Program 



City and County of San Francisco 

SF " 




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Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



Art Commission 



Joan Ellison-Wong 
DIRECTOR 



Commissioners 



Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Wi i j iam Gay lord 

Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

Presidents of the 

Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



Wednesday, August 8. 1984 



AG E N D 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
AUG 8 1984 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBJ ..in r irr^pv 



I. LOCATION OF SIMON BOLIVAR STATUE 

II. REVIEW OF ART ENRICHMENT PROJECTS 

III. MURAL RESOURCE CENTER 

IV. COLLECTION MANAGEMENT POLICY 

V. OLD BUSINESS 

VI. NEW BUSINESS 

VII. ADJOURNMENT 

This meeting will be held in the Commissioner's 
Room of the San Francisco Public Library at 4:00 PM. 



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Arts Commission 




DianneF MAYOR 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



Commissioners 



Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 

William Gay 1 ord 
Jo Hanson 

Robert LaRocca 

Jacqueline Nemerovski 

William Paterson 

Piero Patri 

Peter Rodriguez 

Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 1984 
MINUTES 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
SEP 2 1984 

SAN FRANCJ8CO 

PMRL.I r \/\ ny 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held 
on Wednesday, August 8, 1984 at 4:00 PM in the Commissioner's Room 
of the San Francisco Public Library. 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Peter Rodriguez 



ROLL CALL: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Piero Patri 
Dmitri Vedensky 

OTHERS PRESENT 



Michael Bell, Assistant Director of Cultural Affaris 
Jim Gonzales, Office of the Mayor 
Shannon Maloney, D.P.W. 
Joe Ovadia, D.P.W. 
Steve Sui, D,P. W. 

Calvin Malone, Department of City Planning 
Dick Hedman, Department of City Planning 
John McCarron, Arts Commission Gallery 
Norman Bray, D.P.W., Traffic Engineering 
There being a quroum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business 



DISCUSSION: 



SUBJECTS 



The following subjects were discussed and administrative 
actions suggested (where appropriate.) 



I. LOCATION OF 
SIMON BOLIVAR 
STATUE 



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Shannon Maloney presented five different drawings 
to the Committee, each of which represented a 
different location for the Simon Bolivar statue 
in the Civic Center. Each location is described 
as follows: 

Plan I - The statue would be placed on an island 
on Fulton Street. It would be on axis 
with the center of City Hall. Parking would 
be eliminated on the south side of Fulton 
Street, leaving a total of 40 parking spaces 



Plan II- The statue would be placed on an island 
on Fulton Street. It would be on axis 
with the center of City Hall, however, 

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SUBJECTS cont'd 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION cont'd 



I. LOCATION OF SIMON 
BOLIVAR STATUE 



a small amount of parking would be elimin ated 
on the south side of the street. 

Plan III The statue would be placed on an island, located 
mid-block in the center of Fulton Street. The 
island would be off-axis and diagonal parking 
would be maintained on both sides of the street. 
There would be approximately 60 parking spaces. 

Plan IV -The statue would be placed adjacent to the library 
doors on the wide sidewalk, on the north side of 
Fulton Street. 

Plan V - The statue would be placed on the west side on 

the U.N. Plaza, on the east side of Hyde Street. 
It would be located on axis with the center of 
City Hall, with the two lights in closest proxi- 
mity removed. It would be centered inbetween the 
two rows of existing trees. 



A. Discussion Relative to Plans 
I, II, & III (on axis/off 
axis) . 



Commissioner Vedensky stated that the lights 
lining the mall of the U.N. Plaza seemed to create 
a wall leading to the dome of City Hall and thus, 
they would emphasize an off-axis position of the 
statue. 

Commissioner LaRocca pointed out that the street 
will change with time, perhaps, becoming a pedes- 
trian mall, thus, an off-axis position would be 
problematic. 

Dick Hedman agreed that it was important that the 
statue be placed on axis in consideration of the 
evolution of the street. 

Commissioner Hanson spoke of the aesthetic integ- 
rity of the Civic Center and stated that the 
pedestrian or vehicle driver would be unaware 
that a mid-block location on Fulton Street was 
off-axis. Commissioner Hanson further stated that 
a mid-block location would be the simplest solu- 
tion, requiring minimal change to the street in 
terms of parking and traffic flow. Commissioner 
Hanson reminded the Committee that Supervisors 
Hongisto and Maher would oppose any change of 
traffic flow. 

Norman Bray commented that the Supervisors are 
very sensitive to the issue of traffic change, 
and perhaps, also to the issue of parking loss. 
He stated that any change in either area would 
require going to the Board of Supervisors for 
new legislation. 

Commissioner LaRocca commented that it was un- 
fortuate to clutter the street, for the sake of 
parking. 

In response to Commissioner Hanson's comment that 
the pedestrian or driver would be unaware of a 
mid-block location being off-axis, Commissioner 
Vedensky stated that the ground plane was read 



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SUBJECTS cont'd ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVESDISCUSSION cont'd 



I. LOCATION OF SIMON 
BOLIVAR STATUE 

A. PLANS I, II, & III 



B. Discussion Relative 
to Location in the 
U.N. Plaza 



very lightly, whereas the vertical plane was read very 

heavily. 

Jim Gonzales, representing the viewpoint of the Honoarable 

Mayor Feins tein, stated that the Mayor's preference was for 

Plan III, the mid-block, off axis location. Jim also stated 

that the Mayor liked this location because of the adjacent 

flagpoles which could be used to represent the six nations 

liberated by Simon Bolivar. 

Commissioner Patri polled the Commissioners present and 

determined that there was a consensus among the Commissioners 

that an on-axis location was preferred. 



Shannon Maloney pointed out that there was an agreement 
between the City and the owners of the Orpheum Theatre 
which would allow trucks servicing the Orpheum to have 
access to the Plaza for loading and unloading. Shannon 
Maloney also mentioned that this location might interfere 
with the Farmers' Market and with the many civic parades 
and marathons that use this route to the Civic Center. 
Dick Hedman stated that the Department of City Planning was 
in the process of gathering information regarding all pre- 
vious plans for the design of the Civic Center. He stated 
that the originally proposed design for the Civic Center, 
as illustrated by the large pastel drawing in the office 
of the City Arhcitect, had placed an equestrian statue 
at the east end of Hyde Street, thus, providing a histor- 
ical precedent for this placement. 

Commissioner LaRocca stated that the U.N. Plaza would require 
no loss of parking &would not interfere with traffic cir- 
culation. This location would remain on axis and would be 
traditional, however, Commissioner LaRocca suggested that 
this location be discussed with the Mayor, for it had not 
been previously proposed and the Mayor's previous preference 
had been for an island. 

Commissioner Vedensky commented that the statue was incon- 
gruent with the style of the lighting fixtures and with 
other elements in the U.N. Plaza. Were the statue to be 
placed in the U.N. Plaza, these issues would have to be 
addressed. 

Michael Bell then commented that the Mayor's Office had 
requested that the Arts Commission investigate "period" 
lighting in the U. N. Plaza and had requested that the 
( Arts Commission reinstate the Haas mural project. 
Commissioner Hanson stated her opposition to the proposal 
to place the statue in the U.w. Plaza for the following 
reasons : 

If the statue were located on Fulton Street, it 
would link the block into the major axial line 
of the Civic Center and would also serve to 
connect the U.N. Plaza to the Civic Center. 
Commissioner Hanson reminded the others that 
this had been the original intent of locating 
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SUBJECTS cont'd ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION cont'd 



I. LOCATION OF SIMON 
BOLIVAR STATUE 
B. DISCUSSION RE: 
U.N. PLAZA 



C. DISCUSSION RE: 
PLAN IV 



D. DECISION 



last year when the Committee first reviewed this issue. 
The Plaza location would fail to accomplish these things. 
Commissioner Hanson further stated that the architecture 
of the Plaza was incompatible in both scale and style 
with a period piece, such as the Simon Bolivar statue. 
Commissioner LaRocca commented that from the viewpoint 
of urban design, placement of the statue in the plaza 
would make that end of the plaza seem very heavy. In 
support on an island on Fulton Street, Commissioner La 
Rocca stated that the strong vertical element would 
give a focal point to the block, however, he stated 
that he could not agree with the other reasons stated 
by Commissioner Hanson, except for the fact that placement 
in the Plaza would fail to activate Fulton Street and 
provide a strong visual connection between the U.N. Plaza 
and the rest of the Civic Center. 

The Commissioners agreed that with a Plan IV location, 
the scale of the statue would be compatible to the scale 
of the library and that the entrance of the library on 
Fulton Street would be enhanced. This plan would necessitate 
no loss of parking, no traffic modifications and in addi- 
tion, pedestrians could safely approach the statue to read 
the information contained on the pedestal base. The Comm- 
issioners decided that this location was so far off axis 
in relationship to the City Hall dome that its axial rela- 
tionship would not be an issue. 

The Commissioners agreed to present three alternative 

locations to the Mayor in order of their preference. 

These locations were as follows: 

1. Plan I - an island, located on Fulton Street, on axis 

with the center of City Hall and on a secondary 
axis with the side doors of the library. 

Plan IV- The statue would be located on the sidewalk 

area adjacent to the side doors of the library, 
on the north side of Fulton Street. 

Plan V- The statue would be located at the west end 

of the U.N. Plaza, on the east side of Hyde St. 
The two light fixtures in closest proximity 
would be removed and the statue would be 
centered between the rows of existing trees. 
The Commssioners did note their reservations 
about the incongruency of the lighting fixtures 
in the plaza. 

Commissioner Patri was nominated to accompany Jim Gonzales 
when this information would be presented to the Mayor 
for her selection of the plan of her preference. 
This discussion was then concluded with only the members 
of the Visual Arts Committee remaining to carry on regular 
committee business. 



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SUBJECTS cont'd 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



II. ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY John McCarron introduced Kathleen Kolba, the new 

Program Coordinator for the Gallery. He then 
described the content of some proposed exhibitions. 

III. ART ENRICHMENT /DAN RICE Jill Manton stated that the issue of transportation 



MOSCONE PARKING GARAGE 



IV. 



REVIEW PROCEDURES FOR 
ART IN PUBLIC PLACES 
OTHER THAN ART ENRICH- 
MENT 



costs had not yet been decided regarding the purchase 
of Dan Rice's paintings. The amount in question was 
$375, the cost of shipping the paintings and insuring 
them for $7,000, from New Mexico to Architectural 
Plastics in San Francisco where they will be framed. 
The Commissioners decided that this cost should be the 
responsibility of the Arts Commission. 

The Commissioners requested that some sort of approval 
form be developed so that the progress of projects, 
other than Arts Commission projects could be better 
monitored and their compliance with what had been 
previously approved could be ensured. 
[Develop form and present to Committee for review and 
approval] Ref: Manton 



REPORTS & ORDERS 



Reports were made and thoroughly discussed and the Committee recommended that 
the following orders be adopted by the full Commisssion. 

ORDERED: ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY EXHIBITION APPROVAL/ CONTEMPORARY MASK SCULPTURE/ 
OCTOBER 30 - DECEMBER 1, 1984 
MOTION: JO HANSON 
SECOND: ROBERT LAROCCA 
CONSENSUS : UNANIMOUS 

ORDERED: ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY ADVISORY BOARD/NEW MEMBER/ JERRY CARLIN 
MOTION: ROBERT LAROCCA 
SECOND: JO HANSON 
CONSENSUS : UNANIMOUS 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:15 PM. 

Respectfully submitted, 



uii.ll Manton 

Coordinator, Visual Arts Program 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING/MINUTES /AUGUST 8, 1984/PAGE 5 
SUBJECTS cont'd ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

II. ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY John McCarron introduced Kathleen Kolba, the new 

Program Coordinator for the Gallery. He then 
described the content of some proposed exhibitions. 

III. ART ENRICHMENT /DAN RICE Jill Manton stated that the issue of transportation 



MOSCONE PARKING GARAGE 



IV. 



REVIEW PROCEDURES FOR 
ART IN PUBLIC PLACES 
OTHER THAN ART ENRICH- 
MENT 



costs had not yet been decided regarding the purchase 
of Dan Rice's paintings. The amount in question was 
$375, the cost of shipping the paintings and insuring 
them for $7,000, from New Mexico to Architectural 
Plastics in San Francisco where they will be framed. 
The Commissioners decided that this cost should be the 
responsibility of the Arts Commission. 

The Commissioners requested that some sort of approval 
form be developed so that the progress of projects, 
other than Arts Commission projects could be better 
monitored and their compliance with what had been 
previously approved could be ensured. 
[Develop form and present to Committee for review and 
approval] Ref: Manton 



REPORTS & ORDERS 



Reports were made and thoroughly discussed and the Committee recommended that 
the following orders be adopted by the full Commisssion. 

ORDERED: ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY EXHIBITION APPROVAL /CONTEMPORARY MASK SCULPTURE/ 
OCTOBER 30 - DECEMBER 1, 1984 
MOTION: JO HANSON 
SECOND: ROBERT LAROCCA 
CONSENSUS : UNANIMOUS 

ORDERED: ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY ADVISORY BOARD/NEW MEMBER/ JERRY CARLIN 
MOTION: ROBERT LAROCCA 
SECOND: JO HANSON 
CONSENSUS : UNANIMOUS 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:15 PM. 

Respectfully submitted, 




Lll Manton 
Coordinator, Visual Arts Program 



City and County of San Francisco 



Art Commission 




DATE: 
TO: 
FROM: 
RE: 



Memorandum 



AUGUST 28, 1984 

THE HONORABLE MEMBERS OF THE VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 




JILL MANTON, COORDINATOR, ART IN PUBLIC PLACES 

LEGISLATION REGARDING USE OF U.N. PLAZA BY ORPHEUM THEATRE 

I have done some research regarding the extent of the 
Orpheum Theatre's use of the U.N. Plaza. According to 
Resolution it 730-75, passed by the Board of Supervisors, 
the Orpheum Theatre may have vehicles service the theatre 
by having access only along a 12 foot strip of Fulton Street 
adjacent to the Orpheum Theatre building, from a drop curb 
on the easterly side of Hyde Street. 

I know that there had been some concern that the trucks 
had access through the center of the Plaza. This resolution 
clairifies that this is not the case at all. 





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RESOLUTION HO ?JM '* 7-$~ 



closing yvuxk atfixc dehsks iivtE sweet a:id market sitieet except 

VZUICVLAH ACCESS TO ORPHEV'M THEATER; CLOSING LEAVENWORTH STREET BE- 
1WSB.' MCALLISTER STREET AM FULTON STREET; CLOSING A PORTION OP 
| MCALLISTER S?.=.SET AT THE SOUTHZAST CORNER OP TIE INTERSECTION OP 
MCALLISTER STREET AilD LKAVStVaicTO STP.2ET; AIID RESCINDING RESOLUTIOH 
NO. 373-73. 

WHEREAS, Tt.o Board of Supcrvlooro of tno City and County of San 
7r*nclsco, by its Resolution :io. 11G-C8, sdoptcu rcbruury 13, I960, 
' eld approv* the schematic design plan:-, of the Haricot Streot Rocon- 

xtr-ictici project ar.u the adjacent Civic Center Pedestrian Plasa 
J (subsequently called L'Altod Nations Plata Sy Revolution So, 7^-70) 
I •-;• tfte City'* Urton Dealt?! Jen»UltAnt»| and 

VHLi'.2A3, Sold ncaolutl'.n declared a- a matter of policy that It 
' it trie Intsntlan of tho Beard of Supervisors to eloao ixitcn streot 

ttCVvOfl Hyce ntrcct and Hut-ci Street a.-... clone Leavenworth Streot 
; tHwecn McAllister Street anc Pulton street to veiilcular traffic to 
Istl'meni trie ichosiilcj oc:.r;ui for the icstorntlcn of tno surface of ! 
I'ai'ket Strict anJ tho coi. :-..-. :tlor. of tne I'.-.ltcu Nations Pla^a; and 

IME3EAS, T.11 cloning of raid rsrtlor. j." Pill ton Street ana 
Ltovor>vorV< Stroet to vcr.lc.ler traffic v.. 11 net ur.cu*y inconvenience 
I vehicular travel; and 

VKSRSAIi The Separtsc.-.t of City Plamlng reported Juno 5, 1970, 
t.-.at tne propesotf clealn£ cf sold portion of Pulton Street and 
Leaver.vc.-tn Strops to ve.-.ic.lar traffic is in conformity with tho 
I Master Plan; and 



73* ~7s~ 

W.iEliEAS, Tne public lr.tereot, convenience and necessity re^eire 
I the reconstruction of Market Street and the eomtructlon of Ue 

Vnlted Hatlono Plate and tald reconstruction and construction »iu 
\ cnrar.ee and beautify Market Street, Pulton Street, Leavenworth Stmt 
; and the surrounding areas; now, therefore, be It 
I RESOLVED, That pulton Street between the easterly ILa* m aye. 
! Street and the northwesterly line of Market Street fta aa4 u Is oar*** 
J closed as of Septeaber 3, 1973 to ill Vehicular trofrie *i««,tlAt 
1 emergency vehlolee end vehicles serving tho stage doors or tu n — »-- 
THeeter, tho acoeea for said vehicles shall be along a 13>roct stria 
of Pulton Streot adjacent to tlie liijbsvs) Theater Building, rroa a 
drop curb on the easterly side of Kydu Street. r 

PROVIDED, HOWEVER, That the Orphoua Building Company, ow.tr of "'' 
the Orpheura Theater Building, shall clean and maintain tho access 
strip and keep It free of oil and grease froa vehicles; and r 

FURTHER PROVIDED, That the Orpheun Building Company shall aot 
use the acceoa strip or any portion of X'nlted nations Plaaa for 
atorage purposes; and 

FURTHER PROVIDED, That tho Orpheum Eulldlng Company «k»U utuse 
all costs or Balntenonce and repair of tho access strip and do cost 
or obligation or any kind shall accrue to the City and County of Sea 
Pronclsco; and f 

FURTHER PROVIDED, That the Orpheun Building Company, or Its 
successors or aoslgns In Intorest, ohall Indemnify and hold tne City 
and County of San Francisco end its officers and employees heralds 
from and agalnet any and all clalas, demands, sctlons, or causes for 
action which may bo made against tho City and County or San Prv.clsco, 
or its officers and employees, for the recovery of damages for the 
Injury to or death of any pereon or persons or for the damage to any 
property resulting directly or indirectly rroa the operations permit- 
ted by thlo resolution; and 

FURTHER PROVIDED, That the Orpheus Building Company, or Its 
successor* or assigns In Interest, shall compensate the City and 

County or San Francisco In full for all daaage to property of tie ^., 
City and County or San Pranclsco or to public property under It* 

Jurisdiction resulting rroa operation* permitted by till* resolution; 
and be It ' 1 

FURTHER RESOLVED, Thet Leavenworth Street betweon the southerly 
line of McAllister Street and the northwesterly line of Market Street 
be and It Is hereby closed to vehicular traffic excepting delivery 
vehicles to the Federal Eulldlng end emergency vehicle* a* or 
September 3, 1973; and be It 

PiraTiER RESOLVED, That the portion or McAlllstor Street which 
I lies southerly or the line drawn from the point where the westtrly 
I property line of Seventh Street lntcrsecte the southerly property 
line of McAlllstor Street to a point where the westerly property lln* 
of Leavmwortn Street lnteroccto tho southerly property line of 
McAllister Street as mown on attached Exhibit A bo end It 1* hereby 
closed to vehicular traffic as of September 3, 19731 and be It 

PURTHER RESOLVED, That Resolution Ho. 373-73 to and It 1* nereVy 
rescinded. 
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Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



Arts Commission 




Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 

jyjaU<& m Gay lord 
Robert LaRocca 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

Presidents of the 

Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



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IV. 

V. 

VI. 

VII. 

VIII. 

IX. 

X. 

XI. 

XII. 

XIII. 

XIV. 

XV. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
SEPT. 12, 1984 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
SEP 1 3 1984 

SAN fKANCISCO 

pi it . i io i IR-JABV 



The regular monthly meeting 
of the Visual Arts Committee 

T.T-i T Uo V» o 1 A r\y\ TaTc* Ar> £> cA £r\7 

September 12, 1984 at 4:00 PM 
in the Commissioner's Room of 
the Public Library. 



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Mr. Victor Boraiko 

Donation of a Painting on the subject of child abuse 

Keith Sklar/Mural Proposal for the Board of Education 

City Collection/Label Design 

Mural Resource Center 

Jobs Bill Mural Program 

Arts Commission Gallery 

Request for Endorsement of Art Deco Exhibition 

Mission Community Recreation Center 
Screening Date 

Johnson & HIggins Waterfront Art Project 
Final Decision: October 23, 1984 

Totlot/Western Art Stone/Final Approval and 
Payment Authorization 

Consideration of a Proposed Donation of 
Ornate Cast-Concrete Building Materials from 
Western Art Stone 

Moscone Parking Garage 
Dust in Shuler 

Old Business 

New Business 



Adipurnment 



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Dianne Feinstein 
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Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



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Commissioners 






Roselyne C. Swig 
President 



» Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 

William Gaylord 
Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

Presidents of the 

Fine Arts Museums 

Library Commission 

Planning Commission 

Recreation and Park 

Commission 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 



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OCTOBER 10, 1984 

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wJCUMENTS DEPT. 

NOV 8 1984 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC I.IBRAPV 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held 
on Wednesday, October 10, 1984 at 4:00 PM in the Commissioners' 
Room of the San Francisco Public Library. 



ROLL CALL: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

JO HANSON 
ROBERT LAROCCA 
PETER RODRIGUEZ 

OTHERS PRESENT 

RE GIN A ALMAGUER 
MICHAEL BELL 
DEWEY KRUMPLER 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



MASHA ZAKHEIM JEWETT 
HORACE WASHINGTON 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 
Discussion: 



The following subjects were discussed and administra- 
tive actions suggested ( where appropriate.) 



SUBJECTS 



Placement of Pan 
Sculpture in Hunt- 
ington Park 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES /DISCUSSION 

The committee reviewed the materials submitted 
by Recreation and Park Dept. relative to the 
placement of Pan sculpture in Huntington Park. 
[Obtain more information regarding the artist, 
the history of the sculpture and the exact 
site proposed for installation.] Ref: Manton 

II. Dewey Krumpler/ The Committee reviewed photographs of Dewey 
Final Design ApprovalKrumpler ' s completed mural at the Western 
Western Addition Addition Cultural Center and voted to authorize 

final payment approval. 

III. Edward Terada/ The Committee reviewed the material provided 
Donation of Painting by Masha Zakheim Jewett relative to the Terada 

painting, entitled, "My Toys." The Committee 
voted to accept the painting as an unconditional 
gift to the City and will give favorable consid- 
ation to the artist's request to place the paint- 
ing in the Asian Psychiatric Ward at SFGH. 



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SUBJECTS 

III. Edward Terada/Painting 
Donation 









IV. Horace Washington/ 

Final Payment Authoriza- 
tion 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

Mrs. Jewett discussed the artist and his career and 

noted that this donation coincides with the reopening 

of the Coit Tower Murals on October 20, 1984. The Committee 

suggested having a reception for the artist, preferably 

at SFGH, if that is the location where the painting will be 

installed. 

Mr. Washington presented both slides and photos of the 
finished art work at the Martin Luther King Pool. He described 
his method of fabrication nad installation. The Committee 
commended the artist on his work and requested a set of 
slides for the Commission archives. 



Collection Guidelines 
for Accepting Works of 
Art 



VI, 



New Business 



Commissioner Hanson discussed her suggestions for procedures 
regarding the acceptance of works of art for the City. The 
Committee reviewed the guidelines and made some modifications. 
Michael Bell presented an acquisitions form that would be 
prepared by the staff person responsible for acquisitions. 
He further noted that gifts with an assessed value greater 
than $5,000 must go to the Board of Supervisors for approval. 

Michael Bell reported that the Charles Griffin Farr painting 
which had been stolen from SFGH had been recovered at a local 
garage sale. The citizen, who purchased the painting brought 
it to the Charles Campbell Gallery for possible sale. Mr. 
Campbell notified the Arts Commission and arranged for the 
purchaser to return the painting to the Arts Commission which 
he has done. The Committee recommended that a letter of 
gratitude be sent to this person, commending him for his 
honesty and selflessness. 

Commissioner Hanson recommended rescinding the previous 
approval of the proposed mural design for the Mission Pool. 
She attributed this recommendation to 1) the poor quality 
of the art work and 2) to new information that there are 
actually two walls in which the murals might be placed. 
[Investigate status of this project and possibility of 
rescinding design approval.] Ref: Manton 



Reports and Orders 



1. Ordered: 



Art Commission Gallery/Exhibition Approval/ Small Gifts 
in Great Packages/ Dec. 8-22, 1984 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 



2. Ordered: 



Final Payment Authorization/Dewey Krumpler/ Western Addition 
Cultural Center Mural 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus : Unanimous 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /OCTOBER 10, 1984/PAGE 3 
REPORTS & ORDERS cont'd 

3. Ordered: Approval of Acceptance of Gift to the City and County of 

San Francisco by artist Edward Terada. The work is entitled, 
My Toys , 1977. Special consideration will be given to its 
installation at SFGH. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus : Unanimous 

4. Ordered: Final Payment Approval/Horace Washington/ Martin Luther King Pool 

Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus : Unanimous 

5. Ordered: Approval for Recreation and Park Dept. to locate Pan Sculpture 

in Huntington Park, subject to receving more information relative 
to the history of the artist and the sculpture. 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus : Unanimous 

6. Ordered: Approval to accept Collection Guidelines as modified. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:01 PM. 



Respectfully submitted, 

.Aid <ij;^iio 

Jill Manton (Minutes taken by Regina Almaguer) 
Coordinator, Visual Arts Program 



City and County of San Francisco 

V\ i , Dianne Feinstein 

4 , MAYOR 



Arts Commission 




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u ME NTS DEPT. 

NOV 1 3 1984 

SAN FRANCISCO 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



Commissioners 



Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 

William Gaylord 
Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 












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The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will 
be held on Wednesday, November 14, 1984 at 4:00 PM in the 
Commissioner's Room of the San Francisco Public Library. 



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II. 

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IV. 

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VI. 

VII. 

VIII. 

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XII. 

XIII. 

XIV. 

XV. 
XVI. 



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Cable Car Bull Gear Sculpture /Ellen Felcher 

Request for Endorsement of Design and Project Intent 

Keith Sklar /Review of Mural Proposal for Facade of 
School Board Building 

Mural Resource Center /James Kuromiya 

Jobs Bill Mural Program/Cathy Cinnater 

United Nations Sculpture Exhibition Program/Mr. Frank Lucas 
Discussion of Potential Artists 

Carmen Lomas Garza/Approval to Locate Paintings at 
a Different Location at Millbrae Water Facility 

Joe Slusky/Second Payment Authorization/Millbrae Water 
Facility 

Moscone Parking Garage/Issue of Vehicular Waiver re: 
Stephen De Staebler's Sculpture Commission 

Confirmation of JOhnson and Higgins Meeting on Nov. 20, 1984 
Report on Subjects Researched 

Dudley Carter /Report on Efforts re: Salvage, Restoration and 
Relocation/Motion to Approve Relocation 

Mission Community Center/Report on Changes in Courtyard/ 
Next Screening Date 

Legion of Honor Sculpture Restoration/Approval for Arts 
Commission to Administer, Select, and Supervise Project/ 
Names of Qualified Persons to Submit Bids 

Approval to Accept Gift from Mr. Victor Boraiko 

Old Business 



New Business 

Adjournment 
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Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



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X 7 1984 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



Commissioners 



Roeelyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 

William Gaylord 
Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

Presidents of the 

Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE p ..~- ( c - <ro A pv 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was 
held on Wednesday, November 14, 1984 at 4:00 PM in the 
Commissioner's Room of the San Francisco Public Library. 

S£ MINUTES /NOVEMBER 14, 1984 

ROLL CALL: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 

Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Peter Rodriguez 

There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal 
business. 



Discussion: 



SUBJECTS 



The following subjects were discussed and 
administrative actions suggested (where appropriate.) 



I. Ellen Felcher/ 
Cable Car Bull 
Gear Project 



II. Keith Sklar/ 
Mural Design/ 
Bd. of Education 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES /DISCUSSION 

Ellen Felcher explained the history of the 
project. The sculpture would utilize one of 
the two gears that ran the entire Cable Car 
system. Since little or no funds are available 
from SF State, where the competition for the 
project originated, the artist is trying to 
raise funds, so that the project may be realized. 

Keith Sklar presented a photograph of his mural 
proposal juxtaposed against the facade of the 
Franklin St. side of the Bd. of Education bldg. 
Keith stated that the Bd. of Education wanted 
to know that there was community support for 
the mural before they would take a stand. Keith 
had obtained numerous letters of support from 
both the artists' community and the local commun- 
ity groups. A discussion ensued regarding the 
appropriateness of the various symbols selected 
by the artist to represent different ethnic groups 
Commissioner Hanson stated that it would be both 
important and meaningful to involve in a parti- 
cipatory manner, the different community groups, 
organizations, agencies and City departments that 
were located in the Civic Center. Commissioner 
LaRocca suggested that this meeting be scheduled 
as part of the next regular meeting of the Visual 
Arts Committee. He further stated that memos 



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SUBJECTS 



II. Keith Sklar cont'd 



Ill.Juana Alicia Franklin/ 
Mural Resource Center 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES /DISCUSSION 

should be sent to all concerning parties inviting them to 
attend this meeting. 

Juana Alicia discussed the design revisions requested by 
the Mural Committee, representing the SF Mime Troupe and 
the neighborhood. The Committee thought that the inclusion 
of a figure representing the literary arts was relevant to 
the comprehensive historic intent of the mural, however, 
they opposed the subustition of the image representing a 
scene from the Three Diet ators with that of a scene re- 
presenting False Promises . The artist also requested a 
letter of support from the Committee which would aid her 
in soliciting further funding on order to realize the mural, 
[Compose a letter of support for artist from Committee.] 
Ref: Manton 



IV. Twin Peaks Mural /James 
Kuromiya 



V. Jobs Bill Mural Program 

A. Johanna Poetig 

B. Arch Williams 

C. Dewey Krumpler 



VI. 



D. Cathy Cinnater 



United Nations Plaza 
Public Sculpture Exhibition 



VII. Carmen Garza/Millbrae 
Water Facility 



VIII. Joe Slusky/Millbrae Water 
Facility 

IX. Art Commission Gallery/ 
Exhibition Approval 



James Kuromiya reported that the Twin Peaks Beautif ication 
Committee was now interested in restoring the mural that 
they had previously wished to paint over. 

The Committee indicated that they wished to be notified of 
all mural dedications so that they Arts Commission could 
be represented to publicly show their support of the mural 
projects. 

Johanna Poetig requested final payment authorization for 
her mural at the De MaSalong House. 

Arch Williams requested final payment for his mural in 
Bernal Heights. In addition, the Committee voted in increase 
his contract amount by $335 due to additional work and 
approved a correction of $400. 

The Committee authorized final payment for the artist's mural 
at the Western Addition Cultural Center and in addition, 
approved a 'contract increase in the amout of $675 to cover 
additional work and expenses. They also approved of a cor- 
rection that would increase total contract amount by $750. 
Cathy Cinnater requested final payment authorization for 
the completion of her job as Director of the Jobs Bill Mural 
Program. 

This project was discussed and several artist were mentioned 
as possible condidates for this project. (William King, 
Roslyn Mazzilli, Rosemarie Castoros, Susan Dannenfelser , 
Sandra Shannon house, Sam Hernandez, Kati Casida, Bruce 
Johnson, Fran Martin, Allan Shepp, Gale Wagner) 
[Continue to develop list, obtain slides of artist mentioned, 

determine if they are interested and present at next VAC 

mtg . ] Ref : Manton 

The artist requested permission to install her eight paint- 
ings in a corridor adjacent to the atrium, for the atrium 
was now filled with many office cubicles. 

The Committee voted to approve the installation of Joe's 
work at the Millbrae Water Facility. 

John McCarron requested approval for an Expressionistic 
Painting Exhibition in Feb. Mar. 1985 and for a series of 



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SUBJECTS 



IX. ART COMMISSION GALLERY 



X. Stephen De Staebler/ 
Moscone Parking Garage 



XI. Johnson and Higgins 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

performances organized by Joyce Carlin as a Fundraiser for 
Nuclear Sanity. The Committee suggested that John McCarron 
should consider requesting that the gallery receive a percen- 
tage of the door. 

Commissioner Hanson suggested that Mr. Owen Davis, from PG& E 
be contacted to see if we might enlist his aid or advice in 
resolving this issue. 

Commissioner Hanson commented that it would be absolutely 
improper to recommend or consider marble, relative to an 
alternate proposal made by finalist Jack Zajac, for it will 
deteriorate in time, especially in a seaside location. The 
elevation of Zajac' s pedestal height was also discussed. 
Commissioner Hanson stated that it should be approximately 
5 or 6 ' high to preclude the possibility of any one hiding 
inside, or climbing up to the sculpture. This height would 
also limit the amount of litter and refuse that might have 
accumulated betweenthe two parts of the sculpture were it 
closer to the ground. The maintenance required for Roger Barr 1 
sculpture was also disussed. Jill Manton reported that she 
had consulted with Embarcadero One regarding the maintenance 
required for their stainless stell sculpture. They stated 
that it required a yearly washing with a water repellant, simj 
lar to that used on cars. 



XII. Legion of Honor Sculpture 
Restoration 



The Committee expressed their pleasure that this restoration 
was going to take place. They suggested that the following 
persons be contacted to submit a bid: Manuel Paols, Scott 
Atthowe, Elio Benvenuto, Western Art Stone, Gene Marioni, 
Gustavo Rivera. 



XIII. Gift Acceptance /MR. 
Victor Boraiko 



XIV. Dudley Carter /Sculpture 
Restoration 



XV. Mission Community Center 



XVI. Griffith Pump Station 



Based upon a staff recommendation from Micahel Bell, the 
Committee voted to accept the gift. Michael Bell had stated 
the the Commission had great need for figurative paintings, 
and that our City constituency would be satisfied with a 
painting of this nature. 

Jill Manton reported that she had been working with Emmanuel 
Montoya for some time in an effort to restore and relocate 
the Goddess of the Forest by Dudley Carter. Recent interest 
and cooperation from the Rec & Park Dept. now make this seem 
like a likelihood. Jill Manton commented that none of this 
would have ever taken place, had it not been for the generous 
and dedicated efforts of Emmanuel Montoya, who has been workir 
to achieve thison the artist's behalf. The Committee voted to 
acknowledge and commend the efforts of Emmanuel Montoya for 
the valuable and selfless service he was providing. 

Jill Manton reported that there had been some changes made 

to the courtyard area that might effect the proposals submitte 

[Check to see if these changes had been authorized.] Ref:Mantc 

Jill Manton reported thatdiscussions with the Project Agency 
and Project Architects had been initiated, but the artist 
selection process could not be implemented until the archi- 



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SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES /DISCUSSION 



REPORTS & ORDERS 



1 . ORDERED : 



2. ORDERED: 



3. ORDERED: 



4 . ORDERED : 



5. ORDERED: 



6. ORDERED: 



7 . ORDERED : 



8. ORDERED: 



9 . ORDERED : 



10. ORDERED: 



Motion to endorse Ellen Felcher's Cable Car Bull Gear Sculpture 
Project as worthwhile and of aesthetic merit. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus : Unanimous 

Johanna Poetig/Final Payment Authorization/De Ma Salong House 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus : Unanimous 

Arch Williams /Final Payment Authorization/Mural in Bernal Heights 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus : Unanimous 

Arch Williams/Contract Modification/Increase Funds in the Amount of 
$335 for additional work and expenses incurred in pipe relocation. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus : Unanimous 

Contract Modification/Arch Williams/Corrections of total contract 
amount, thereby increasing funds in the amount of $400. 
Motion: JO Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Dewey Krumpler/WACC /Contract Modification/Correction of total 
contract amount, thereby increasing funds in the amount of $750. 
Motion: JO Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus : Unanimous 

Dewey Krumpler/WACC /Contract Modification/Funds increased by $675 
due to additional work and expenses incurred. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus : Unanimous 

Carman Garza/Millbrae Facility /Approval to install 8 pain&ln^e; 
la hallway of facility. 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Dewey Krumpler/WACC/Final Payment Authorization 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Jobs Bill Mural Program/Cathy Cinnater /Final Payment Authorization 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 



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REPORTS & ORDERS 



11. ORDERED: 



12. ORDERED: 



13. ORDERED: 



SFACGallery /Exhibition Approval/Expressionistic Pain ting /Feb. Mar . 1985. 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus: Unanimous 



SFAC Gallery /Motion to Approve a Series of Benefit Performances 

by David Mammett for a fundraiser for Nuclear Sanity /January 11th 

12th, 1985. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus : Unanimous 



Motion to approve extension of performance by David Mamett or other 
performances at SFAC Gallery through January 1985. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 






14. ORDERED: 



Motion to approve and support, as amended, the original mural design 
by Juana Alicia Franklin for the SF Mime Troupe Building. Amended 
Mural will represent the literary arts. The VAC opposes, from the 
perspectives of both design and content, the substitution of a scene 
from the Three Dictators with that of a scene from False Promises . 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Jo Hanson 



Consensus: 



Unanimous 



16. ORDERED: 



17. ORDERED: 



15. ORDERED: Motion to accept donation of painting from Mr. Victor Boraiko, based 
upon staff recommendation. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Nay: Peter Rodriguez 

Motion to gratefully acknowledge perserverance and dedication of Emmanuel 
Montoya in his effort to aid in the salvage, restoration and relocation 
of Dudley Carter's sculpture, Goddess of the Forest . 

Motion to approve Art Commission adminstration of a project to restore 

statuary figures on the roof of the Legion of HOnor. 

Motion: Robert LaRocca 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus: Unanimous {' 

Motion to authorize Director of the Arts Commission to enter into contract 

with Roger Barr for the fabrication, transportation and installation 

of a sculpture at Pier 39 East for the JOhnson & Higgins Waterfront 

Art Project/Total Contract Amount not to exceed $50,000. 

Motion: Robert LaRocca 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus: Unanimous 

There being no further business, Commissioner LaRocca adjourned the meeting at 7:00 PM. 

Respectfully submitted, 



18. ORDERED: 




Jill Manton 

Coordinator Aq/\- \,< |>,;j,| K 9\Ace$ 



City and County of San Francisco 

<\ ^'1 Dianne Feinstein 

MAYOR 



Arts Commission 




Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



Commissioners 



Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 

William Gaylord 
Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

' Presidents of the 

Fine Arts Museums 

Library Commission 

Planning Commission 

Recreation and Park 

Commission 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



^oUUMEIMTS DEFT. 

DEC 1 7 1984 

I FRANCISCO 
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The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be 
held on Wednesday, December 19, 1984 at 4:00 PM in the Arts Commis- 
sion Conference Room at 45 Hyde Street, on the third floor. 



I. 



II. 

III. 

IV. 

V. 
VI. 

VII. 

VIII. 

IX. 

X. 

XI. 

X. 



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Keith Sklar/Mural Proposal for Board of Education 
Building in the Civic Center 

A. Discussion regarding aesthetic/architectural 
issues relative to the Civic Center 

Father Alfred Boeddekker Park 

A. Selection of two artists to perform the sculpture 
commission 

United Nations Public Sculpture Exhibition Program 
A. Review of artist candidates for exhibition 

Mural Resource Center/James Kuromiya 



Stephen DeStaebler/Moscone Parking Garage 

Mission Community Center 

A. Scheduling of next screening date 

Art Commission Gallery 

Newsracks in the Civic Center 

Civic Center Proposal 

Old Business 

New Business 

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Commissioners 



Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 

William Gaylord 
Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

Presidents of the 

Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 






VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1984 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

JAM 1985 

SAN FRANCISCO 

P»»P« IC ' IRRAPY 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was 
held on Wednesday, December 19, 1984 at 4:00 PM in the 
Conference Room of the Art Commission at 45 Hyde Street. 



ROLL CALL : COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Peter Rodriguez 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal 
business. 



Discussion: 



SUBJECTS 



The following subjects were discussed and administr- 
tive actions suggested (where appropriate) . 



I. Father Alfred 
Boeddekker Park 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

The Committee discussed the maquettes of 
the three finalists and decided upon the 
sculpture proposals of both Anthony Smith and 
Bruce Hasson, with the understanding that the 
base deign for both sculptures would still have 
to be resolved. 



II. Horace Washington Jill Manton presented Horace Washington's 

request for final payment for his project at 
the Martin Luther King Pool. The Committee 
declined approval of the request at this time, 
for lack of having any visual documentation 
that the work was completed. 



III. Art Enrichment 
16th and Hoff 



Regina Almaguer stated that she would be 'id :. 
administering this project, along with some 
other new projects, in addition to art enrich- 
ment at the SFIA. Re: this garage project, 
Regina reported that she had been working with 
project architect, Ed Burger to further develop 
the art concept approved last year by the VAC. 
At that time, the grill work for the garage 
was designated as the site for Art Enrichment. 
The artist selected would develop a design 
which would be fabricated by the sub-contractor. 
The time frame for the submission of the design 
to the contractor would be mid-April, 1985. The 
selection procedure was discussed and the 



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III. 16th and Hoff Garage Committee decided that the criteria should clearly state 

that the design must be simple and able to be constructed 
efficiently, meeting all required specifications. The Comm- 
ittee further decided that of the $10,000 for Art Enrichment, 
$3,500 should be awarded to the artist for the design fee. 
The Art Commission fee for the artist selection process, 
administrative costs and contract supervision would be $1,500. 
The remiaing $5,00 would be applied to the cost of fabricating 
the grills. 

IV. Keith Sklar /Mural Keith Sklar presented a drawing of his proposal for the rear 
Proposal for Board wall of the Board of Education building. His design symbol- 
of Education Building izes and depicts the cultural heritage and contemporary lives 

of people in the City of San Francisco. Commissioner Hanson 
commented on why she believed it was important to review 
this proposal relative to the Civic Center. She strongly felt 
that all persons and agencies responsible for the character 
and use should be consulted. Those persons with an awareness 
of the building architecture and that of the Civic Center's 
architecture and design, should apply this understanding to 
the question of whether it was desirable to have this mural 
on the back of the Board of Education building. Dick Hedman, 
from the Department of City Planning commented that this 
location was actually considered the far edge of the Civic 
Center. He stated that apart from the Beaux Arts architectural 
style of the immediate Civic Center, the architecture* changes 
from that of the Davies Symphony Hall to the Spanish revival 
style of the Board of Education building. Mr. Hedman further 
commented that the mural proposal related strongly to the 
architecture of the building and that it would have favorable 
visual impact on the neighborhood. Commissioner LaRocca stated 
that the arches in Keith's design further define and comple- 
ments the architecture, while at the same time, it contributes 
to the development of the street environment. Claire Isaacs 
commented that Keith's murals were the kind of mural work 
that should be encouraged; they are handsome, well-designed 
and will extend the harmony of the Civic Center. Chiuri San- 
tiago also indicated her whole-hearted support of this project 
James Kuromiya, Director of the Mural Resouce Center stated 
that this mural design was different in nature from other 
projects worked on by the Mural Resouce Center. He further 
commented that this meeting could have possibly put Keith 
"on the spot". He suggested that issues like this regarding 
the placement of art in the Civic Center should be discussed 
conceptually in a Civic Center Committee, where guidelines 
concerning art work could be established, rather than on a 
per issue basis. 

Director Claire Isaacs also took the opportunity to discuss 
the Richard Haas mural project, which apparently had been 
well received in City Hall, and with other City agencies. 

[Prepare letter of endorsement for Keith Sklar on behalf of 
the Visual Arts Committee.] Ref: Manton 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING /MINUTES /DECEMBER 19, 1984/PAGE 3 

SUBJECTS cont'd ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION cont'd 

V. Collection Labels Regina Almaguer requested that the Committee reconsider 

their former decision regarding the omission of the 
artist's birthplace on collection labels. She felt that 
it was important to include this information on labels 
at the international airport, because it would indicate 
the ethnic diversity of the collection. After some discus- 
sion, the Committee agreed to amend their former resolution 
to state that collection labels at the airport should in- 
clude both the artist's nationality and the year of birth. 

VI. Final Payment Authorization 
John Wehrle/Bank of America 

The Committee voted to authorize final payment to the artist 
The Committee also suggested that an album of finished 
mural projects be established. They requested that an 
acknowledgment procedure be established so that an Art 
Commission representative could attend all mural dedications 
and ceremonies. 

James Kuromiya took the opportunity to comment that a book 
will soon be done by the Mural Resource Center, in which 
all muralsin San Francisco will be documented. 



VII. 



Dust in Shuler/Moscone 
Parking Garage 



VIII, 



Mission Community 
Center 



IX. Art Commission Gallery 



Jill Manton commented that due to Civil Service regulations, 
the certification of this contract has been unduly delayed. 
Thus, the artist will need a contract modification extending 
the completion date. The Committee voted to extend the 
contract until May, 1985. 

The Committee decided to hold another screening on Tuesday, 
January 22, 1985. Jill Manton had suggested that some of 
the semi-finalists be compensated for their elaborate and 
proposals, which had been frequently modified and augmented 
at the request of the Selection Panel. The Committee agreed 
to consider this and requested that Jill Manton review the 
submissions of the semi-finalists to determine if the 
effort expended was consistent. The Committee also requested 
confirmed information regarding the total amount of money 
that would be available for this. 

JohnMcCarron presented a synopsis of the year's past 
exhibitions. He requested approval for two future exhibi-: 
tions, the first of which would deal with innovative costume 
design and the second, which would present architectural 
sculpture, concurrent with theAIA convention. 



X. Guidelines for % for Art Katherine Reasoner stated that the guildeines should 



in Private Development 



reflect a community consensus, rather than the decisions 
of a small group. She further pointed out that the Commis- 
sion had endorsed a study to devlop guidelines, not the 
process outlined in JOn Twitchell's proposal. She raised 
several issues for the Committee to consider, such as 
the issue of voluntary guidelines for the developer, as 
opposed to mandatory guidelines; the particpation of art 
professionals on the committee that will develop these 
guidelines, and the Arts Commissions concerns and objections 
relative to the proposal as outlined by Twitchell. 



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SUBJECTS cont'd ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



X.% for Art in Private [ Work with Claire Isaacs to develop a letter from the 
Development Arts Commission to Tom Layton of Gerbode Foundation 

regarding these issues.] 

[ Contact the City of Walnut Creek to discover how their 
Design Review Board functions. ] 

REPORTS & ORDERS 

ORDERED 

1. Approval for the Director to enter into contract with Bruce Hasson for the 
fabrication, transportation and installation of a work of art for the Father 
Alfred Boeddekker Park. Total contract Amount: $20,000 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LARocca 

ORDERED 

2. Approval for the Director to enter into contract with Anthony Smith for the 
Fabrication, transportation and installation of a work of art for the Father 
Alfred Boeddekker Park. Total contract amount: $20,000 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 



ORDERED • 

3. Final Pyament Authorization/ John Wehrle/Bank of America/5 th and Howard 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus : Unanimous 

ORDERED 

4. Contract Modifcation/Dustin Shuler/Moscone Parking Garage/Extension of Completion 
Date/ May 1985. 

Motion: Robert LaRocca 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus : Unanimous 

ORDERED 

5. Arts Commission Gallery /Exhibition Approval/ Architectural Sculpture/May 16th to 
June 29, 1985 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LARocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

ORDERED 

6. Arts Commission Gallery /Exhibition Approval/Costume and Set Design/March 28, 1985 
to May 4, 1985 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus : Unanimous 

ORDERED 

7. Motion to proceed with selection of an artist for 16th and Hoff Parking Garage. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 

Second: Jo Hanson 

r Consensus: Unanimous 



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REPORTS & ORDERS 

ORDERED 

8. Motion to endorse Keith Sklar's mural proposal for the Board of Education 

building. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus : Unanimous 

ORDERED 



9. Motion to amend former resolution 1984-316 to include the artist's nationality and 
year of birth on labels at the San Francisco International Airport. 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:00 PM. 

Respectfully submitted 





11 Mant\ 
Coordinator, Visual Arts Committee 






City and County of San Francisco 

Dianne F 

MAYOR 



Arts Commission 




fc\ QcT' Dianne Feinstein 






Commissioners 



Roselyne C. Swig 




President 




Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 




Vice President 




Vernon Alley 


I. 


Timothy Duncan 




William Gaylord 




Jo Hanson 




Robert LaRocca 


II. 


Jacqueline Nemerovski 




William Paterson 


III. 


Piero Patri 




Peter Rodriguez 




Ray Taliaferro 


IV. 


Ex Officio Members: 




i Presidents of the 




Fine Arts Museums 




Library Commission 




Planning Commission 




Recreation and Park 


V. 


Commission 






VI. 




VII. 




VIII. 




IX. 




X. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 



WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 1985 



E N 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

JAN 1 4 1585 

SAN FRANCISCO 

pi m, Ir , mr ?APV 



United Nations Plaza Sculpture Exhibition 
Review of Artists' Materials 

Newsrack Design 

Market Street Planning Project 
Art Policy Recommendation 

Art Enrichment Projects Update 

A. SF Zoo 

B. Griffith Pump Station 

C. West Side Pump Station 

D. Mission Recreation Center Screening: January 22, 1985 

E. Performing Arts Garage /Additional Art Enrichment Monies 

Art Commission Gallery 

Mural Resource Center 

Percent for Art Guidelines in Private Development 

Old Business 

New Business 

Ad j ournment 



This is the regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee. 
The meeting will be held at 4:00 PM in the Arts Commission 
Conference Room at 45 Hyde Street. 



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Commissioners 



Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 

William Gaylord 
Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Peterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

Presidents of the 

Fine Arts Museums 

Library Commission 

Planning Commission 

Recreation and Park 

Commission 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
MINUTES /JANUARY 16, 1985 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was 
held on Wednesday, January 16, 1985 at 4:00 PM in the Arts 
Commission Conference Room at 45 Hyde Street. 



ROLL CALL: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

JO HANSON 
ROBERT LAROCCA 
PETER RODRIGUEZ 

OTHERS PRESENT 

CLAIRE ISAACS 
MICHAEL BELL 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 

•+ ; 

DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

MAR 1985 

SAN FRANCISCO 
pupi \n • inRAPV 



There being a quorum, the Committee procedeed 
business. 



to tis formal 



DISCUSSION: The following subjects were thrououghly discussed and 
administrative actions suggested (where appropriate.) 



SUBJECTS 

I. UNITED NATIONS PLAZA 
SCULPTURE EXHIBITION 



H. JOE SLUSKY/MILLBRAE 
' WATER FACILITY 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES /DISCUSS ION 

The Committee reviewed the slides of the 
following artists relative to the selection 
of a work of art to be exhibited in the 
U.N. Plaza: Kati Casida, Paul Harris, Ben 
Bullock, John Battenberg, Harold Moodie,. 
Bruce Johnson. After considering various 
factors, such as safety, appropriateness, 
and vandalism, the Committee decided that 
the works of the following artists should 
be presented to Frank Lucas: Kati Casida, 
Ben Bullock, John Battenberg, Harold Moodie, 
and Bruce Johnson, and as well, RoslynMazzili; 

Claire Isaacs reported that Rudy Nothenberg 
had spoken with her and indicatedthe Mack 
of employee support for Joe Slusky's sculp- 
ture, recently installed at the facility. 
Mr. Nothenberg had raised the question of 
whether representatives from the Water Dept. 
had been involved in the Selection Process. 
Ms. Isaacs further stated that file mater- 
indicated that indeed the former manangement 
had been an integral part of the process. 
The Committee members expressed there sur- 
at this report, for there had always been 



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ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



II. JOE SLUSKY/MILLBRAE 



wide support and enthusiasm from the Water Dept. 
Director Isaacs reported that there was a request to 
remove the sculpture from the Millbrae Facility, however, 
she had developed a strategy in response to this that 
might, with time, resolve the situation. She would 
proposed to the Water Dept. that the sculpture remain 
at the facility for the next 6 months. During that time, 
the Art Commission would conduct a series of brown- 
bag lunches conducted by Assistant Director, Michael 
Bell, the object of which would be the sculpture in 
question and how it fits in with the history of contem- 
porary art. The Committee agreed that no further action 
should be taken at this time. They also affirmed their 
strong belief that this was indeed a very strong work 
of art and that the Selection Process had been very 
open to the participation of the Water Dept. and that 
the Art Commission could not be expected to remove 
and relocate a work of art that had been commissioned 
in good faith because of a change in manangement. 
The Committee also agreed that any plans for a recep- 
tion should be delayed until the above lectures had been 
conducted. 



III. PRESERVATION OF MCALLISTER 
STATUE 



Michael Bell reported that Beverly Bourvair, a member 
of the McAllister family has proposed to restore the 
statue of McAllister, installed adjacent to City Hall. 
This restoration would be conducted in honor of the 
senior member of the McAllister clan. A small ceremony 
to commemorate the initiation of the project will be 
held on February 18, 1985 at the statue site. Funds 
have been contributed for a condition report and anal- 
ysis. The family is also interested in collecting 
funds to be given to Friends of the Arts so that a 
funds may be established to restore other important 
statues and monuments. The Committee expressed their 
grateful appreciation for this effort and interest 
on the part of the family. 



IV. NEWSRACK DESIGN AND PLACEMENT 



Jill Manton reported to the Committee that the Art 
Commission had been asked to participate on a committee 
established by D.P.W. to deal with this issue, focuss- 
ing inititally on the newsracks in the Civic Center. 
Jill Manton introduced to the Committee her idea that 
a competition could be held to solicit a design proposal 
for newsracksin the Civic Center. The participants would 
be asked to develop a "kit" that could be applied to 
the standard newsrack box. The newspaper people would 
be asked to supply their own boxes, but the City, could 
provide the decorative "kit." The Committee suggested 
that muti-unit boxes be investigated and that research 
be conducted as to how other countries or cities dealt 
with this issue. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /JANUARY 16, 1985/PAGE 3 



SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



V. MARKET STREET PLANNING PROJECT 



Jill Manton reported that as a member of the Technical 
Advisory Committee for the Public Utilities Commission's 
Market Street Planning Project, she had been regularly 
in attendance at their monthly meetings. She conveyed 
to the Committee her ideas to develop a proposal to 
provide for the permanent incorporation of art work 
along the Market Street transit system. The Committee 
thought: that this could be classified as an Art En- 
richment project, however they agreed that City Attorney 
Judy Teichman should be contacted for verification. 
Commissioner Hanson stated that the lasting quality 
of the art work should.be given primary consideration, 
and of course, the future change and use of the street. 
The Committee also stated that Commissioner Swig 
should be informed of this possible new and important 
project. The Committee further stated that a draft 
of ideas should be developed for their review. 



VI. SAN FRANCISCO ZOO - ART ENRICH. 



Jill Manton discussed the concept of the water fountain 
as the site for art enrichment. An artist could be 
commissioned to create a ceramic tile design on either 
the sides of the fountain, the top of the fountain, 
adjacent to the basin, or on the concrete pad surround- 
ing the fountain. In view of the rather small budget, 
of $1,500, the Committee agreed that a limited number 
of persons should be contacted. Judy Hiramoto, Yoshio 
Taylor, and Donna Billick were mentioned as three 
artists whose imagery and ability to work with ceramic 
tiles would qualify them to be candidates. 



VII. GRIFFITH PUMP STATION 



VIII. PERFORMING ARTS GARAGE 



Jill Manton reported that the artist selection process 
for this project would soon be initiated, pending 
Civic Design Phase III approval. She further stated 
that preliminary discussions had been held with both 
the Landscape and Project Architects regarding the 
art concept and site. 
[Return to Committee with drawings of site so that 

concept may be visualized relative to project design.] 

(Ref : Manton) 

Jill Manton reported that the Parking Authority had 
appropriated another $10,000 at the Performing Arts 
Garage because of additional new construction at the 
Garage. She reported that a very informal. and prelim- 
inary discussion had been held with Joan Brown to 
determine, what, if anything, could the artist do 
with an additional appropriation. The artistes initial 
idea was to possibly to a small bronze frieze on the 
Gough Street side. This would have to be further 
investigated, relative to cost and further development 
of the concept. The Committee agreed that the $10,000 
should be added to the artist's contract and requested 
that the artist make! a formal presentation of her 
proposal at the Visual Arts Committee, when ready. 






VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /JANUARY 16, 1985/PAGE 4 



REPORTS AND ORDERS 



I. ORDERED: 



Motion to permit the Director of the Art Commission to enter into 
contract with Rudy Fernandez for the fabrication, transportation 
and installation of twoz sculptural panels for a wall site at the 
Mission Recreation Center for a total dollar amount of $26,000. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus : Unanimous 



II. ORDERED: 



Motion to permit the Director of the Art Commission to enter into 

contract with Judy Hiramoto for the fabrication, transportation 

and installation of one ceramic tiel floor game for the courtyard 

at the Mission Recreation Center for a total dollar amount of 

$10,000. 

Motion : Robert LaRocca 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus : Unanimous 



III: ORDERED: 



Motion to permit the Director of the art Commission to enter into 
contract with Roger Boyce for the fabrication, transportation and 
installation of not more J than five figures for the walls of the 
gymnasium at the Mission Recreation Center for a total dollar 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus : Unanimous 



IV. ORDERED: 



Motion of appreciation to the McAllister family for plans to 
initiate the restoration of the McAllister statue. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus : Unanimous 



Respectfully submitted, 




ioordinator, Art in Public Places 



City and County of San Francisco 



Dianne Feinstein 



Arts Commission 




Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



FEBRUARY 20, 1985 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

FEB % 5 1985 

SAN FRANCISCO 
pilRlir MRRARV 



Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 

William Gaylord 
Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will 
be held on Wednesday, February 20, 1985 at 4:00 PM in the 
Conference Room at the offices of the Art Commission. 



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VII. 



VIII. 



DANNY BEAGLE/ I. L.W.U. MEMORIAL SCULPTURE 
DESIGN MODIFICATION/ENGINEERING INFORMATION 

BEACH CHALET 

MURAL RESOURCE CENTER 

A. JUANA ALICIA FRANKLIN /MURAL DAMAGE 

PROPOSED GIFT TO COLLECTION/ 
PHOTOGRAPH BY MYRON BERNSTEIN 

RELOCATION OF GORDON NEWELL SCULPTURES 

MISSION RECREATION CENTER ART ENRICHMENT 

MOSCONE PARKING GARAGE /INSTALLATION OF DAN RICE'S 
PAINTINGS 

REVIEW OF PROPOSAL FOR INCORPORATION OF ARTWORK INTO 
MARKET STREET TRANSIT SYSTEM 



IX. 

X. 

XI. 



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XVI. 



Mural Resource Center/Proposed Donation 

of Murals by Andre Boratko from Mr. Kullukian 

Mural Design Proposal/Rehabilitation Assistance 
Program 

Mural Design Proposal/Mission Pool/Phase I and 
II Review 

I.L.W.U. Monument to Maritime Strike /Amended 
Design Review and Engineering Specifications 

Resolution of Support for State % for Art 
Legislation 

Dustin Shuler/Review of Fabrication Process/ 
Installation Plans and 2nd Payment Authorization 

Collection Report/Marie Kazalia 

A. Acquisition Consideration: "Crucifixion" 
by Lucien Labaudt 

B. Conservator's Report: "Goddess of the Forrest" 

C. Extended Loan of Collection Jewelry 

Proposed Donation of Hyacinthe Barron Sculpture 

Mr. Tom Bass/Conservatory of Flowers/Design 
Proposal for Stained Glass Doors 

Millbrae Water Facility/Joe Slusky & Michael 
Bell/ Brown Bag Lunch 

State Office Building/Review of Selections 
for Public Art Projects 

Simon Bolivar Monument/Proposal to Replace 
Granite Plaques with Bronze Emblems 

Proposed Korean Monument in Golden Gate Park 

Old Business 
New Business 
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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 



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PUbLiC L.i3RAt\f. 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on 
Wednesday, April 17, 1985 at 4:00 PM in the Conference Room of the 
Art Commission, located on the third floor of 45 Hyde Street. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



anne Feinstein 
AYOR 

sire N Isaacs 
RECTOR 

3MMISSIONERS 
■selyne C. Swig 
;sident 

nitri Vedensky. jr. 
e President 

rnon Alley 

lothy Duncan 

lliam Caylord 

Hanson 

bert LaRocca 

queline Nemerovskl 

liam Paterson 

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er Rodriguez 

' Taliaferro 

OFFICIO MEMBERS 
sidents of the 
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any Commission, 
ining Commission, 
reation and Park 
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Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Peter Rodriguez 

There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

Discussion: The following subjects were discussed and administrative 
actions suggested where appropriate. 



Subjects 

I. Proposed Donation of 
Murals by Andre Boradko 



II. Resolution of Support 
for State % for Art 
Legislation 



III.Dustin Shuler /Plans 
for Installation 




Administrative Directives /Discussion 

James Kuromiya presented one of the thirteen murals 
proposed as a donation to the Commission from Mr. 
Kullikian. They had previously been installed in 
Mr. Kullikian' s restaurant. The Committee expressed 
concern that there would be a demand and indeed, an 
appropriate location within the City for the work. 
Marie Kazalia stated that there were frequent re- 
quests from City employees for art work of this 
nature (i.e. figurative, SF-related) and that many 
offices had wall space adequate to install art work 
of this size. The Committee asked James if the owner 
would be willing to contribute any funds that could 
be applied to the framing and conservation of the 
work. James confirmed that this would not be possible. 
The Committee requested that Marie Kazalia research 
as to whether other City offices and agencies would 
be able to assume the cost of mounting and/or fram- 
ing the work. 

[Please research whether other agencies could con- 
tribute to cost of framing, etc. Examine other 
murals and report to Committee at next meeting.] 
Ref: Kazalia 

The Committee stated that Claire Isaacs should 
send a strong letter of support to appropriate 
persons in the State Legislature. The Committee 
also urges that other Commissioners be encouraged 
to send their own individual letters. 

Jill Manton reported that the artist's plans for 
installation of the sculpture at the Moscone Parkiing 
Garage had to be reviewed by the Bureau of Building 
Inspection. This could take quite a while and 
further delay the progress of the project. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/APRIL 20, 1985/PAGE 2 



SUBJECTS cont'd 



DISCUSSION/ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 



III. Dustin Shuler cont'd 



The Committee suggested that staff consult with 
Director Isaacs regarding how this process might be 
streamlined. The Committee also suggested that Barbara 
Kibbe be consulted as to whom might be sympathetic to 
Art Commission projects. The Committee members also 
reviewed and authorized the artist's plans for install- 
ation of the art work. 



IV. I.L.W.U, 
Project 



C ommemo r a t i ve 






The artists returned to the Committee for approval and 
review of mural design modifications and the engineer- 
ing specifications. The artists also, pointed out to the 
Committee that the base had been redesigned to be one 
large form in cobblestone, reflecting the shape and form 
of the sculpture. The previously proposed seating was 
eliminated. Commissioner La Rocca suggested that the 
irrigation and footings be further researched to determine 
if there would be any future maintenance problem because 
of the irregular shape of the base. The artists also 
explained that there would be a recessed covered edge be 
tween the two panels to prevent the collection of water ,etc 
Commissioner LaRocca suggested that there be a plaque 
explaining the history and significance of the project. 
The Committee agreed and stated that this should be 
considered as an official recommendation. Ray Patlan 
stated that the newspaper within the monument itself would 
contain such information. 



V. Mission Pool Project 



It was explained that this was a project of 4 independent 
artists, not done in conjunction with the Art Commission 
or the Mural Resource Center. Susan Cer vantes stated 
that funding would most likely be obtained from OCD, 
Recreation and Park Dept. and the Mayor's Office. 
Commissioner Hanson inquired regarding the proposed design 
for two walls, as opposed to a design for one wall which 
had been the original directive from the Mayor. Steve Most 
a representative from the community stated that the other 
wall was part of what was intended by the Mayor's comment 
for it was the one most actively graf fitted upon. The mural 
design includes the history of California, the earth quake, 
birth, youth, death, the Longshoremen's Strike, caskets, 
sports, play, music, portraits of youth, nuclear threat 
and the sun of the future. Commissioner Rodriguez felt 
that the design was strong and well-executed. Commissioner 
Hanson liked the new design proposed, however, she stated 
that the old design was very crowded and "jammed" with 
too much visual imagery. She further stated her objection 
that the energy was not adequately organized. She especial- 
ly objected to the youth portraits juxtaposed upon the 
future and the sun/lotus design. Commissioner La Rocca 
objected to the fact that the two proposed designs for the 
two different walls of the building had no continuity. He 
strongly felt that there should be a better transition 
between the tow walls. He also commented that the murals 
were very dense in imagery and would benefit from sim- 
plification. Commissioner Rodriguez stated that this style 
of mural was native to San Francisco. The artists ex- 
pressed surprize that the first design presented in the 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/APRIL 20, 1985/PAGE 3 



SUBJECTS cont'd 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



V. Mission Pool cont'd 






late spring of 1984 was now under criticism, for the 
Committee had approved of it at that time. The treatment 
of the window areas was also discussed. Tom Bass from 
Rec and Park commented that the windows were part of a locker 
room and needed for light and circulation. Claire Isaacs 
commented that there was a problem in perspective and with 
the use of the windows. She mentioned that they compress and 
overwhelm the figures. Commissioner Rodriguez urged that 
the Committee accept in principle the design for the proje ct, 
with the stipulation that special attention be given to the 
window treatment and to the resolution of the juxtaposed 
image. Commissioner La Rocca mentioned that he was becoming 
more philosophical about approving projects that add to the 
chaos of the street, however, because of strong community 
support, he felt inclined, at this point to support the 
project. ] 



VI. Proposed Donation of 

"Crucifixion" by Lucien 
Labaudt 



This donation was being offerred by the Lutheran Methodist 
Church. The Commissioners were concerned that there would 
be safe storage for this work until it could be installed 
in an appropriate location. 



VII. Extended Loan of Jewelry 

to California Craft Museum 



VIII. Tom Bass/ Conservatory of 
, Flowers/Proposed Donation 
of Stained Glass Doors 



IX. Millbrae Water FAcility/ 
Joe Slusky 



Marie Kazalia reported that the California Craft Museum 
would like to be granted an extended loan of the City 
jewelry collection. Commission Hanson questioned as to 
why this loan could not be made to a City Museum. Commissioner 
La Rocca inquired if the Art Commission could receive a 
fee in exchange for the loan of the work. Marie responded 
that some of the jewelry was damaged; perhaps, they could 
instead, restore and clean the jewelry. She further commented 
that 5 years was the usual duration of a loan. The Committee 
stated that the loan should be renewed on a yearly basis. 
The Committee wanted a more specific report on the number 
of pieces involved and their condition. Marie reported 
that it was difficult to examine because of limited access 
to the Wells Fargo Bank Safe Deposit area. • 

Tom Bass explained that a private individual had proposed 
to do something to approve the conservatory, on the condi- 
tion that Komiko Kogure be the artist to do the work. The 
artist presented her design proposal for the interior doors 
of the conservatory. The wanted to create a design that 
worked with the architecture. Her design consisted of 3 
pieces of glass, sealed with silicon and sandblasted in 
a fern-like design. Tom Bass commented that this had been 
approved by the Landmarks Advisory Board. The Commissioners 
felt that the design was actually quite beautiful, and 
voted their approval. 

The Commissioners were informed that there was going to 
be a brown-bag luncheon held at the Millbrae Facility 
on Tuesday, April 30th. Michael Bell would make a brief 
presentation on public art and Joe Slusky would explain 
the process involved in the making of his sculpture. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /APRIL 20, 1985 /PAGE 4 



SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



X. Mission Recreation Center 
Judy Hiramoto 






XI. State Office Building 



XII. Simon Bolivar Monument 



The Committee reviewed a report from the artist 
concerning the cost involved with the removal of 
concrete from the patio and the installation of the 
ceramic tile, flush with the concrete. The artist had 
requested, in view of the high cost involved in the 
removal of the concrete, if the Committee would give 
approval to the tiles being installed on top of the 
concrete at a height no greater than V • In view of 
the extensive research conducted by the artist and 
along with the affirmation that Mark Dorian from the 
Bureau of Architecture, approved of this method, the 
Committee voted to allow the artist to install her 
ceramic tile floor game in this manner. 

The selections for the new state office building 
were reviewed by the Committee. The Committee thought 
that it would be best if artist, Mark DiSuvero would 
confer with the Civic Center Design Committee before 
proceeding with his project. The Committee also expressed 
much concern regarding the price of the commission awarded 
to Olga Roska for the Hungarian American Freedom Fighter. 
They questioned how this proposed statue could possibly 
cost $200,000. 

Jill Manton reported to the Committee that there were 
now an additional two bronze plaques that could be installed 
on the pedestal of the monument over the existing granite 
plaques. The Committee expressed concern about the funding 
for this and requested a more accurate rendering of the 
proposal so they could best analyze its visual impact. 



REPORTS AND ORDERS 

The following subjects were thoroughly discussed and the Committee recommended that 
the following orders be adopted by the full Commission at its regular monthly meeting. 

1. ORDERED: Resolution of Support for State % for Art Legislation 

Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus: Unanimous 

2. ORDERED: Dustin Shuler/Moscone Parking Garage/Authorization to Install Art Work 

and to Make Second Interum Payment to Artist 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 

3. ORDERED: ILWU Memorial Project /Review and Approval of Design as Modified with 

the understanding that it will be fabricated and installed in accordance 
with all City building codes. 
Motion: Robert La Rocca 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus : Unanimous 



'ORTS & ORDERS 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/APRIL 20, 1985 



)RDERED 



ORDERED : 



Mission Pool/19th and Linda Street/Approval to accept designs 
for Phases I and II in principle, with special attention to 
be given to the window treatment, the resolution of the 
transition between Phase I and II, and the juxtaposed image 
at the far right of Phase I. 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Nay : Jo Hanson 

Approval of Kimkio Kogure's design for the glass doors at the 
Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park. 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus : Unanimous 



ORDERED : 



Acceptance of gift /"Crucifixion" by Lucien Labaudt 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus : Unanimous 



ORDERED ; 



Approval to accept Judy Hiramoto's plans for the installation 
of a cermaic tile floor game at the Mission Recreation Center 
with the firm condition that under no circumstances will the 
total height of the finished tile exceed 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus : Unanimous 



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ORDERED : 



State Office Building /Approval of Selection of DiSuvero Sculpture 

and Wall Panel by Charles Arnold! with the provision that Mark 

DiSuvero meet with the Civic Center Design Committee to discuss 

this project. 

Motion: Peter Rodriguez 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus: Unanimous 



:e being no further business, the meeting was ad jour 
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V. 

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VII. 
VIII, 
IX. 
X. 

XI. 



Report on Japanese Tea Garden Restoration Project 

Report of Art Program for Market Street Planning 
Project 

Jobs Bill Mural Program/ James Phillips/Final 
Payment Authorization 

Totlot/Design Modification to Concrete Slide 

Registrar's Report: 

"Goddess of the Forrest" by Dudley Carter 
Mural Donation (Artist Andre Boradko) 

Hyacinthe Baron/Proposed Sculpture Donation 

Mission Recreation Center/Judy Hiramoto 

Report on % for Art in Private Development 

Report on Progress of Johnson and Higgins Project 

Percent for Art Ordinance (Use of Funds Generated 
from Samll Projects to Create a Public Art Fund, or 
Maintenance Fund) 

"Tilted Arc" by Richard Serra/GSA- Art in Architecture 
Program/Statement of Support 



XII. 


Old Business 


XIII. 


New Business 


XIV. 


Ad j ournment 




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1985 



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The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on 
Wednesday, May 15, 1985 at 4:00 PM in the Arts Commission Conference 
Room at 45 Hyde Street. 



ROLL CALL 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



)ianne Felnstein 
i/IAYOR 

llaire N. Isaacs 
MRECTOR 

iOMMISSIONERS 
loselyne C Swig 
'resident 

Jmitri Vedensky, |r, 
ice President 

ernon Alley 
imothy Duncan 
Villiam Gaylord 
5 Hanson 
obert LaRocca 
icqueline Nemerovski 
i/illiam Paterson 
iero Patri 
eter Rodriguez 
ay Taliaferro 

K OFFICIO MEMBERS 
residents of the 
ne Arts Museum, 
'brary Commission, 
tanning Commission, 
ecreation and Park 
ommission 



Jo Hanson 
Peter Rodriguez 



Robert La Rocca 




There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business 



Discussion: 



SUBJECTS 



The following subjects were discussed and administrative 
directives suggested (where appropriate.) 

ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES /DISCUSSION 



I. James Phillips/Jobs James Phillips presented slides of his completed 
Bill Mural Program project done for the Housing Authority in Hunter's 

Point. The Committee commended James Phillips for 
the quality of his work, and expressed regret to 
learn of the difficulties involved with the project. 
The Committee inquired as to whether there were any 
remaining monies in the project budget to compensate 
the artist for additional expenses incurred in the 
necessity of an extended rental of the scaffolding 
and other equipment due to the delays, however, 
Ms. Cathy Cinnater, the former manager of the program, 
reported that there were no additional monies. 

II. Mission High School James Kuromiya of the Mural REsource Center showed 
WPA Murals photographs of a mural done by Edith Hamlin at the 

Mission High School which was partially obscured due 
to the new construction of a wall in the room where 
the mural is located. James had suggested that the 
wall be partially cut to the point where the mural 
commences and a plexi wall be installed in its place 
above the existing wall, so that the privacy of the 
offices on the other side of the wall would be 
maintained. Commissioner Hanson thought this was a 
very good idea and commended James for bringing this 
to the attention of the Committee. James further 
requested a letter of support from the Commission to 
the Board of Education regarding the alleviation of 
the problem. Commissioner Rodriguez did not feel that 
the information was clear or complete and requested 
that Commission LaRocca be consulted as well regard- 
ing this issue. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MINUTES/MAY 15, 1985/PAGE 2 



II. Mission High School/WPA Murals 



III. Japanese Tea Garden 



SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

James also mentioned that there was another large 
WPA mural which had been removed and was currently in 
storage. The Commissioners requested more information 
regarding the artist, etc. Commissioner Hanson mentioned 
that a possible budget source might be art historians 
who would be interested in supporting this project. 

Jill Manton reported that visas had been obtained for 
all of the 18 Master Temple Builders who would be con- 
structing the Gates at the Japanese Tea Garden. Arrange- 
ments had also been made which allowed the workers to 
hand carry their tools into the country. 

Jill Manton reported that the Advisory Committee for 
the Public Utilities Commission had voted in favor 
of including the Art Program in the Urban Design Recom- 
mendations as a fundamental and important part of the 
entire project. This will still have to approved by the 
PUC and the Board of Supervisoros. 

V. Johnson & Higgins Waterfront Art Jill Manton reported on the recent visit to Roger Barr's 
Project foundry where SKY GATE is being fabricated. Everything 

is coming along according to schedule and the sculpture 
dedication has been planned as one of the "Kick-off" 
events of the Arts Festival. The Commissioners concurred 
that the thought a polished stainless steel plaque would 
be most appropriate. Also discussed were ideas concerning 
the exact location of the plaque. The Commissioners 
stated that a location adjacent to the sidewalk would 
most likely provide the greatest visibility. The 
Commissioners stated that the SFMOMA should be contacted 
to determine the source of their stainless steel plaque. 



IV. Market Street Planning Project 
Proposed Art Program 



VI. Percent for Art Ordinance 
(Use of Funds Generated to 
Create a Public Art Fund or 
Maintenance Fund) 



The idea of using funds from projects where the art 
enrichment budget would be so minimal, or funds from 
those projects where the installation of art work would 
not be appropriate was discussed by the Committee. These 
monies could go into a public art account which could 
then be used to purchase smaller works of art that would 
augment the City Collection (i.e. if the money was 
generated by Ciena Water Projects, then this money could 
be used to purchase works for their offices ) , or the 
funds could be accumulated until there was a sufficient 
amount to purchase or commission a major work of art for 
a City site, or possibly, the funds might event be used 
to maintain and conserve art work. 
[Check with City Attorney to determine legality of 
this issue. Determine what would be necessary to make 
this effective.] Ref: Manton 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MINUTES /MAY 15, 1985/PAGE 3 



SUBJECTS 

VII. 16th and Hoff Parking 
Garage 



VIII. Totlot/Slide and Handrail 
Modification 



IX. Judy Hiramoto/Mission Recrea- 
tion Center 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

Regina Almaguer, Coordinator of this project, intro- 
duced James Polk to the Committee. James presented 
his design for the three grill panels on the street 
level of the garage. He explained that the coloration 
of the grill work was yet to be determined as he was 
still waiting to receive color samples from the architect. 
The artist had not yet actually confirmed that the panels 
could be fabricated • within the total budget amount. He 
would investigate and confirm this before signing the 
contract to design and fabricate the panels. Regina 
Almaguer stated that she would investigate whether the 
contractor would be able to install the finished panels, 
thus, reducing the cost to the artist. The Committee 
voted to enter into contract with the artist for a total 
amount of $14,500. 

At the request of Rec and Park and the residents of the 
neighborhood, the Bureau of Architecture has recommended 
that the surface of the concrete ramp ; be permanently 
modified, so that children are less apt to slip and also 
that handrails be added to the ramp areas. The total 
contract increase awarded to Jacques Overhoff would be 
$3,785 with the Art Commission receiving a fee of $215. 

Jill Manton reported to the Committee that the Art 
Commission had received an additional small appropriation 
for the Mission Recreation Center. The budget for Judy 
Hiramoto's project was reviewed and Jill Manton reminded 
the Commissioners that due to an unfortunate typographical 
error in the artist's original budget, she was virtually 
receiving almost no compensation for this project. The 
artist had already spent a documented 267 hours making 
revised proposals and researching the project and had 
already incurred more than $500 in legal fees. The Comm- 
ittee determined that a $2,500 increase in the contract 
amount would be appropriate in view of the circumstances 
and the scope of the project itself. In addition, the 
Commissioners questioned whether the additional funds 
would provide for the cost of cutting or chipping the 
concrete in the courtyard so that the tiles could be 
installed flush with the surrounding concrete. Staff 
reported that this had again been discussed with the 
artist and reported that Judy Hiramoto held strong 
reservations against this being included in her contract 
1- this was something in which the artist had no exper- 
ience. She did not feel qualified to supervise or to 
ultimately be responsible for the workmanship and 2- 
After devoting 25 hours to the research of the feasability 
of this method of installation, the artist was of the 
conclusion that it could be quite problematic, since 
there was no actual knowledge of what lay underneath the 
concrete, and could be quite complicated a process in — 
volving reinforcement with steel rebar, etc. The Comm- 
issioners made a provisional approval of allowing the 
artist to install the work as previously approved ( at 
a height no greater than h") The Committee deferred the 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MINUTES/MAY 15, 1985/PAGE 4 



SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



IX. Judy Hiramoto cont'd 



finality of this decision to Commissioner LaRocca, who was 
absent from the meeting. 

[Confer with Commissioner LaRocca regarding this issue.] 
In addition, there was another problem regarding the artist's 
ability to guarantee the art work for the three years specifiec 
in the contract. The tiles themselves are guaranteed for 
a period of twenty five years, however, the tiles will be 
installed by a sub-contractor and he will only guarantee the 
workmanship for a period of one year. The artist consulted 
with the Bureau of Architecture and Mark Dorian agreed that 
this was standard and acceptable in contruction. The sub- 
contractor stated that anything that was going to happen 
would happen within the period of a year after installation. 
The Committee again deferred to Commissioner LaRocca 's 
expertise in this area and also referred staff to the City 
Attorney to discuss this. 



X. Richard Serra/"Tilted Arc" 
GSA - Art in Architecture 
Program 



This subject was discussed by the Committee. Commissioner 
Hanson reviewed the history and development of this 
particular project. The Commissioners expressed varying 
opinions regarding this issue. Commissioner Hanson recommended 
that the Art Commission sponsor a discussion on Public Art 
that would deal with selection procedures, etc. 



REPORTS & ORDERS 



1 . ORDERED : 



Final Payment Authorization/James Phillips/Jobs Bill Mural 
Program/Hunter's Point /Payment of $600 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus : Unanimous 



II. ORDERED: 



Contract Modif ication/Totlot/Portsmouth Square /Approval 
to Increase Contract of Jacques Overhof f ^Western Art Stone 
by an Amount Not to Exceed $3785 for Modification of Ramp 
Surfaces and Addition of Stainless Steel Handrails. 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus: Unanimous 



I I I. ORDERED: 



Approval to increase contract of Judy Hiramoto to a total 

amount of $12,500. 

Motion: Peter Rodriguez 

Second: JO Hanson 



III. ORDERED: 



Approval to Modify Terms of Contract with Judy Hiramoto 

for Art Enrichment Project at Mission Recreation Center 

so that workmanship of art work will be guaranteed for a 

period of one year. 

Motion: Peter Rodriguez 

Second: Jo Hanson 



There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:30PM. 



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Respectfully submitted, 




Jill Manton, Coordinator, Visual Arts Program 




MEMORANDUM 



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1. Approval to gratefully accept donation of 13 murals 

dealing with San Francisco history from Mr. Kullukian, 
based upon staff recommendation. 



James Kuromiya, Mural Resource Center Director, presented 
material to demonstrate a problem concerning the Edith Hamlin 
mural at the Mission High School: the partitioning of a former 
portion of the library is such a way as to divide the mural 
in half with one half partially obscured by a partition wall. 
He requested support from the Arts Commission for a proposal 
to revise the partition in such a way as to restore the visual 
integrity of the mural without demanding a redesign of the space. 
Commssioner Rodriguez demonstrated the possibility of a simpler 
plan to accomplish the intended objective. Jill Manton volunteered 
to visit the site with Commissioner Rdoriguez's concept in mind. 
Commission Hanson indicated her support for the intention and 
recommended that it be presented under Committee reports after 
staff's visit clarified Commissioner Rodriguez's question. 





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The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 
will be held on Wednesday- 19 June 1 985 , at **:00 PM in the 
Arts Commission conference room at hS Hyde Street. 



AGENDA 



3ianne Feinstein 
MYOR 

Ilaire N Isaacs 
)IRECTOR 

.OMMISSIONERS 
oselyne C Swig 
resident 

imitn Vedensky. |r. 
Ice President 

ernon Alley 
■mothy Duncan 
/illiam Caylord 
) Hanson 
obert URocca 
cqueline Nemerovski 
'illiam Paterson 
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CIVIC CENTER DESIGN COMMITTEE 

Coit Tower Film Project Proposal Presentation 

Reg i strar : 

A. Donation of Murals/Artist: A. Boratko 

B. Simon Bolivar-application of protective 
wax coating 

C. Bufano Sculpture in Arts Commission storage 



Old Business 
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Committee Members Present: 



Committee Members Absent: 



nne Feinstein 
,YOR 

Ire N. Isaacs 
lECTOR 

MMISSIONERS 
;elyne C Swig 
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iitri Vedensky |r 
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othy Duncan 
lam Gaylord 
Hanson 
ierl LaRocca 
lueline Nemerovski 
•iam Paterson 
: o Patri 
;r Rodriguez 
Taliaferro 

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Commissioner Hanson 
Commissioner Rodriquez 

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Commissioner La Rocca 

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Commissioner Vedensky 

Ms. Johanna Poethig 

Mr. David Bolt 

Ms. Regina Almaguer (acting Coordinator) 



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PUBLIC LIBRS 



I. Approval/Recommendation for Film Documentary/Coit Tower Murals 

Mr. David Bolt of New Pacific Productions described New Pacific 
Productions' plans to produce a documentary film on the Coit 
Tower Murals. He stated that the film would be a half-hour 
documentary focussing on the creation, history, and future 
plans of the murals, and would include historical footage 
as well as interviews with the surviving artists who worked 
on the murals. The project will be a non-profit venture, 
supported through grants and private donations. The film 
would be distributed to Public Broadcasting stations and to 
stations with cable access, primarily those stations in the 
Western United States. Mr. Bolt stated that he will be 
obtaining project approval from the Department of Recreation 
and Parks, as well as from the Office of the Mayor. He 
anticipates a completion date of Summer or Fall of 1986. 
Mr. Bolt noted that the premier of the film would be done as a 
benefit for the Arts Commission. 



Commissioner Hanson suggested that all matters relating to the 
care and preservation of the murals be addressed to the Arts 
Commission. She also suggested that the documentary correlate 
the Coit Tower murals to other New Deal projects of that period. 

The Committee wholeheartedly and enthusiastically supported 
Mr. Bolt's proposed plans for the project, and thanked him 
for coming to the Arts Commission. 



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MINUTES/JUNE 19, 1985 
PAGE TWO 



II. Design Approval/Dimaslang Housing Project/Mural Resource Center 

Ms. Johanna Poethig presented the design plans for a mural to be 
done for the Dimasalang Housing Project, a project sponsored by the 
Mayor's Office of Community Development. Ms. Poethig noted that this 
would be the second mural located at the facility, and would be situated 
on a wall near the parking lot. She indicated that she has been in 
contact with the residents of the facility, as well as with members of 
the local community, and has received their support and encouragement 
for this project. 

The mural will address three aspects of Filipino culture and traditional 
arts. The basic design of the mural is derived from a cultural shield 
(symbol) from the Northern area of the Philipines, while the elements 
within the shield represent artistic motifs and folklore from the 
Southern area. The mural will depict traditional bamboo pole carriers 
near a Nipa hut, and contemporary figures who represent various contemporary 
careers of the Philipine Islands and Filipino-Americans. Also represented 
is the history of Filipino-Americans in the United States, Filipino 
heros and heroines, scientists and engineers, and depictions of the 
country's natural resources. A tromp l'oeil view of the parking lot is 
included as a method of working within the architectural space. 
Neighborhood members will also be depicted and recognizable. 

Commissioner Rodriquez suggested that local artist Carlos Villa be 
included, as well as Carvahal. 

The Committee approved the design of the mural as presented. 

III. Budget Approval/16th and Hoff Streets Parking Garage 

Ms. Almaguer reported that the General Contractor working on the 16th and 
Hoff Streets Parking Garage will not be able to contribute funds derived 
from the cost of the installation directly to the Art Enrichment budget. 
He has, instead, offered to have the grillworks transported to the site 
and installed by his subcontractor, thereby eliminating the artist's 
requirement to do so. However, this has reduced the project budget by 
$6,000. Ms. Almaguer requested that the Committee approve adding the 
contingency fee of $1500 to the budget, for a total Art Enrichment figure 
of $9500. This fee will represent the total artist's fee for the 
design and fabrication of the work, and for all costs stipulated in 
the artist's contract (insurance, legal fees, documentation, etc.) The 
Committee approved increasing the Art Enrichment allocation from 
$8000 to $9500. 



IV. Civic Center Design Review 

Commissioner Dmitri Vedensky discussed the Civic Center Design Review 
Committee's recommended plans for the Civic Center. He stated that the 
Committee's intent is to provide guidelines for the construction and 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
MINUTES/JUNE 19, 1985 
PAGE THREE 



redesign of the plaza, to include the placement of sculptural artwork. 

Commissioner Vedensky noted that any design plans would be approved by 
the Dept. of Recreation and Parks, the Planning Commission and the Arts 
Commission. He also stated that the Committee has recommended placing 
artwork which represents the Beaux Arts tradition only, using traditional 
materials and methods. He suggested that the size and scale of the 
artwork required discussion prior to any approvals being made. He noted 
that the Committee had recommended that no piece of sculpture be placed 
in the central plaza area, except as a temporary exhibition, with the 
possible exception of a fountain sculpture in the pool. He noted, 
however, that the Committee had also considered removing the pool from 
the area. In addition, a recommendation had been made to remove the 
James Lick sculpture, or else to place it on its own island. 

Commissioner Hanson agreed with the idea that permanent sculptures 
be prohibited from the plaza except for a fountain sculpture, and that 
any sculpture placed in the fountain be appropriate to the Beaux Arts 
tradition. She noted that a large sculpture or sculptural area would 
block the axial view of City Hall. 

Commissioner Vedensky stated that it is unlikely that the United Nations 

Plaza Fountain will be removed, and that a large sculpture in the Plaza 

would crowd that area as well. He noted that the City Planning Dept. 

had recommended moving the Henry Moore sculpture in , front of Davies 

Hall. Commissioner Hanson stated her disagreement with this recommendation. 

After discussion, the Committee agreed that the Moore sculpture be left in 

its present location. 

Commissioner Vedensky noted that two sculptures were recommended for 
placement on the pedestals in front of the Main Library. He stated that 
he opposes the placement of a fountain sculpture between or behind 
the War- Memorial Building and the Museum of Modern Art, noting that it 
would block the view of Fulton Street and the freeway. Commissioner Hanson 
stated that perhaps a mural could be placed on the area of the freeway 
that faces Fulton Street. 

Commissioner Vedensky stated that the placement of two sculptures on Larkin 
Street would balance those placed at the Library. He added that a major 
sculpture placed along the wall of the Library at Fulton would not be 
appropriate unless the area were reconfigured. Commissioner Hanson agreed, 
stating that the site is generally not meaningful and that it does not 
balance with the symmetry of the area. Commissioner Vedensky stated that 
perhaps a less "major" sculpture could be placed there if the area were 
reconfigured. 

Commissioner Vedenky reported that there will be a City contract issued for 
a study of the Marshall Square area. He noted that any new building would 
include a service ramp and re-design of the lower garage entry, thereby 
placing Fulton Street back on axis with City Hall. 

The Committee also recommended placing a companion sculpture on Grove Street 
to complement the sculpture on McAllister Street. The Committee also 
felt that the median strip on Van Ness should unify the two streets, and 
suggested that a pedestrian walkway be added on the Fulton Street axis. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
MINUTES/JUNE 19, 1985 

PAGE FOUR 



V. Reports and Orders 



The following reports were made and thoroughly discussed, 
was that they be approved by the Arts Commission. 



Recommendation 



ORDERED: That the Visual Arts Committee wholeheartedly and 
enthusiastically endorses New Pacifc Productions' 
plans to produce a film documentary on the creation, 
history and future plans of the Coit Tower murals. 

Motion by: Commissioner Rodriquez 
Second by: Commissioner Hanson 
Roll Call: Unanimous approval 



ORDERED: To approve the design proposal for the Dimasalang 
Housing Project as proposed by Johanna Poethig for 
the Mural Resource Center. 

Motion by: Commissioner Rodriquez 
Second by: Commissioner Hanson 
Roll Call: Unanimous approval 



ORDERED: To increase the Art Enrichment budget for the 
16th and Hoff Streets project from $8000 to 
$9500. 



Motion by 
Second by 
Roll Call 



Commissioner Rodriquez 
Commissioner Hanson 
Unanimous approval 



VI. Adjournment 

With business concluded, the Visual Arts Committee meeting adjourned 
at 5:45 p.m. 



Respectfully submitted, 




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Regina Almaguer (for Jill Manton) 



BACKGROUND 

In January of 1934, a unique group of artists began work on an exciting 
and ambitious venture; painting the walls of San Francisco's recently 
completed Ooit Tower. Supported by the Roosevelt Administration's 
newly established "Public Vforks of Art Project", the artists managed to 
create in a few short months a stunning and impressive set of murals 
that successfully capture the feel and flavor of Depression era California. 

Though they are widely recognized today as one of San Francisco's 
principal artistic treasures, at the time of their creation the murals 
did not enjoy widespread popularity. On the contrary, they generated a 
considerable amount of public opposition over their "leftist" nature 
that led to scathing criticism, and eventually, censorship. From this 
stormy beginning, the murals at various times have been vilified, 
vandalized and closed to the public, but their beautiful artistic expression 
of social realism has always endured. 

Today, however, the murals are not threatened by angry critics, but by 
damage caused from water seepage into Coit Tower and the general wear that 
stems from heavy public exposure. To combat these threats, the San 
Francisco Parks and Recreation Department (aided by the advisory assistance 
of the San Francisco Art Commission) has initiated a project aimed at 
restoring the Coit Tower Murals. This restoration effort sparked an idea; 
to capture on film the history of the murals that were being restored, 
and so doing, make clear to the public the invaluable service the Parks 
and Recreation Department is performing. 

Set against the backdrop of the Depression and rooted in the turbulent 
period of San Francisco's General Strike, the story of the events surrounding 
the creation of the Coit Tower Murals is a colorful and intriguing one. 
Combined with an exploration of the artistic and historical richness of 
the murals themselves, this story presents a fascinating topic for a short 
documentary. 

TREATMENT 

The Coit Tower Murals will be a thirty minute documentary that utilizes 
interviews, extensive original footage of the murals, and archival films 
and photographs to bring alive this unique story. Visually, shots of the 
murals will be woven throughout the film, ensuring a captivating look that 
engages viewers from the outset. 

The documentary's major emphasis will be on the period covering the 
creation of the murals and their opening to a curious public in 1934, but 
it will also examine the murals' history since then, up to and including 
the current restoration project. In bringing Coit Tower's history to life, 
the film will rely heavily on an oral history approach, employing interviews 
and testimonies from the surviving artists who worked on the project, and 
other people who in some way have had a strong relationship to the murals 
and their controversial history. 



lb fully understand the Coit Tower Murals, one must know something of 
the historical context they were created in. In order to create this 
context, the issues and events that shaped the creation of the murals 
(and created the controversy surrounaing them) will be explored throughout 
the film. Starting with the impact of the Depression itself, the film 
will briefly examine the New Deal's "Public Works of Art Project", the 
artistic influence of Diego Rivera on the moralists, and finally, the 
major role San Francisco's General Strike played in relation to the 
artists, the press and the public. 

The Coit Tower Murals is rich in human interest and colorful characters. 
Through personal reminices of those involved with the project these 
exciting people and times will be engagingly brought forth. From the 
artists banding together to form a union, to the Examiner's famous 
publication of a doctored photograph, to the artists standing guard at 
the tower to protect their murals from vigilantes, the captivating history 
of the murals will unfold. Visually, the narrative and individual 
testimonies will be enhanced by film from the period, as well as extensive 
shots of the murals themselves. 

The program will close by examining the murals' history since the Depression, 
touching on their prolonged closure to the public and past restoration 
efforts. The program will conclude by focusing on the San Francisco 
Parks and Recreation Department's present restoration effort, as well as 
contrasting how the murals are viewed today with their initial heated 
reception. 

Finally, in bringing Coit Tower's history to life the documentary will 
stress that the murals have much contemporary relevance, both in terms 
of the role of public art in today's society and in terms of artistic 
freedom of expression. 

SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION SUPPORT 

The support of the San Francisco Art Commission is crucial to the 
successful production of the proposed documentary. The Art Commission 
can provide important advice and resource material, and its affiliation 
with the project will help immeasurably in raising needed production funds. 
The issue of raising funds as quickly as possible takes on special urgency 
due to the advancing age of the surviving Coit Tower muralists. 

The current Coit Tower Murals restoration project makes this a particularly 
appropriate time to embark on this film. Through its association with 
the film, the Art Commission will receive favorable publicity for its role 
in the Coit Tower restoration, and in turn, its other citywide programs. 
As a result, the film will increase the general public's awareness of 
an important organization that too few people know about or appreciate. 



Coit Tower Murals Film Project Proposal 

Introduction 

Like any film project, the Coit tower murals film can be broken down into 
four distinct phases: pre-production is the period when the initial script- 
writing, research and fundraising occur; production encompasses the actual 
filming process; post-production is the phase in which the editing and the 
soundtrack are completed; distribution is the circulation of the film to the. 
widest possible audience. New Pacific Productions, a San Francisco based media 
production company, will be responsible for the project from beginning to 
end. 

The Independent Documentary Group is a non-profit corporation that is 
giving fiscal sponsorship to New Pacific Productions for this project. 
Fiscal sponsorship allows for contributions to the project to come 
under the auspices of a non-profit legal entity, and thus remain tax- 
deduc table (this is a prerequisite for funding from many foundations) . 
The Bay Area Video Coalition is a non-profit production/post-production 
facility that is providing another form of support to New Pacific Productions; 
BAVC is providing the project with a subsidized rate for use of its 
equipment, allowing for savings of 50% or more on editing and other forms 
of equipment. 

Personnel 

A wide range of experienced personnel have committed their talents to this 
project. In some cases, the same people will be responsible for more than 
one position. The production positions that have not been filled will be 
recruited once funding has been established. All the major figures in the 
project are already in place. 

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Sue Ellen McCann 

Ms McCann is the former president of ToCann Cinemas (a first-run theater 
group in Northern California) , an MFA student at the San Francisco Art 
Institute, and a past volunteer with the San Francisco Arts Commission. 

PRODUCER: David Bolt 

Mr Bolt is a program development d ir ector for the Corporation for Public 
Broadcasting, a producer for nationally distributed PBS documentaries 
Pacific Chiefs , Guam: The Legacy of War and Samoans: Coming of Age in America . 

WRITER: John Esterle 

Mr Esterle is a scriptwriter for New Pacific Productions, Mr Ester le's 
credits include Blackjack and Fa 'a Samoa as well as numerous training films 
and educational projects. 

DIRECTOR: Wendy Zheutlin 

Ms. Zheutlin is an independent director whose credits include Never 
Cry Wolf and The Life and Times of Harvey Milk . She has just com- 
pleted The Hunger Artist , a film about Aneroxia Nervosa. 

CINEMATOGRAPHER: Chris Beaver 

Mr Beavar is a cinema tographer for the Independent Documentary Group, his 

credits include Dark Circle and The Life and Times of Harvey Milk . 

AUDIO COORDINATOR: Jennifer Ware 

Ms Ware is an audio coordinator for the Sound Service, her credits include 
The Right Stuff and several music videos for Jefferson Starship and other 
notable San Francisco groups. 



LIGHTING COORDINATOR: Michael Volner 

Mr Volner is an independent lighting technician, his credits include 
Crimes of Passion and Fennigan: Begin Again as well as numerous local 
productions in Los Angeles. 

EDITORS: David Bolt, John Ester le, Wendy Zheutlan 
See listings above 

CMX EDITORS: Rick Jaffe and Lo Mack 

Mr Jaffe and Ms Mack are CMX (computer-based editing equipment) operators 
for the Bay Area Video Coalition, they have worked on hundreds of local 
productions in the last four years. 

COMPOSER: Agnes Charlesworth 

Ms Charlesworth has composed and performed numerous works in San Francisco 
for the piano and electronic synthesizer as well as working for New Pacific 
Productions on several projects. 

The other production positions will be filled after the receipt of funds for 
the production phase of the project. 

Project Timeline 

The Coit tower murals film project is now in pre-production. The principal 
figures for the pre-production phase are the Executive Producer, Producer 
and Writer. Over forty potential funding sources have been identified and 
are being approached for funding. The pre-production phase of this project 
is expected to last through the fall, and possibly into the spring of next 
year. Production on the project will cover a three-month period, preferably 
beginning in April and ending in June of next year. Post-production will 
cover an equal period of time, most probably summer of next year. 

If funding is secured prior to spring of next year, then the corresponding 
periods of production and post-production will occur sooner. Distribution 
work will be done by the Executive Producer and the Producer. It is anticipated 
that commitments can be obtained from all the California Public Broadcasting 
Service TV stations (KQED, KCSM etc.) and all the California public access 
cable television stations (Viacom channels 6 & 25 , etc . ) to insure an 
audience in the millions for this production. Commercial distribution on 
network television will not be attempted, but distribution to repertory 
and art-house theaters will be undertaken. Direct sales of videocassette 
copies of the program will be available. 

Due to the non-profit nature of this film, extensive commercial marketing 
techniques will not be employed. However, there are a wide variety of 
options open to the project for distributing the program, hopefully this 
will result in a broad distribution of the project throughout the state 
(and hopefully, the entire country) . For example, school districts across 
the state will be approached to acquire the film for social science and 
history cirriculum additions. 

Conclusion 

The Coit tower murals film project has all the neccessary components in 
place except two: the endorsement of the San Francisco agencies that are 
responsible for the murals and the bacJcing of foundations. The former 
will enable the latter to occur. A rich and exciting chapter of San 
Francisco's history can be recorded by a professional team of film makers 
for the benefit of San Franciscans for many generations to come. Thank 
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The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on 
Wednesday, July 17, 1985 at 4:00 PM in the Arts Commission Conference 
Room at 45 Hyde Street. 



Roll Call 



Commissioners Present 



Commissioners Absent 



Mural Resource 

Center/Arch 

Williams 



Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Peter Rodriguez 

There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

Discussion: The following subjects were discussed and administrative 

actions suggested (where appropriate) . 

SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

Arch Williams's design for a 1600 sq. ft. mural at the 
Francisco Middle School was reviewed. The artist explained 
that the content of the mural evolved as a result of 
discussions with the students and the residents of the 
neighborhood. Commissioner Rodriguez stated that the 
overall coloration was weak and that the mural design, 
in general, did not seem fully realized. Commissioner 
Hanson agreed and also stated that the imagery was not 
clear. The Commissioners requested that the artist continue 
to work on the design and return to Committee for another 
review. 

Ray Patlan reported that Mission Merchants had allocated 
most of the funds to provide for the extension of his 
mural at 24th and York Streets. The original mural of 30' 
x 15' will now be enlarged to 60'x60'. 0CD will contribute 
an additional $1,200 to this project. The Commissioners 
complimented the artist on the impact and success of his 
mural . 

III. I.L.W.U. Based upon their previous review of the design and 
Payment Author-plans for installation, the Committee agreed to authorize 
ization payment to March Metalfab INC. for the fabrication of 

the sculpture. This approval is necessary because the 
project is partially funded by OCD. 

IV. Gail Aratani 
Dong/Contract 
Modification 



II. Ray Patlan/ 
Extension of 
Mural at 24th 
and York 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/ JULY 17, 1985/PAGE 2 
SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



IV. cont'd 






V. Selma Brown/ Contract 
Modification 



VI. Endorsement of Request 
for 1986 OCD Funding 



VII. Simon Bolivar /Addition 
of Bronze Plaques 



The Committee agreed to extend the contract of 
the artist until October 1, 1985 and to approve 
a $900 increase to the contract amount, based 
upon additional costs incurred. These additional 
costs were related to the artist's use of mason- 
ite. The Commissioners were concerned that this 
material was being used in an exterior environment. 
The stt.ted that the back of the masonite should be 
painted and sealed. Ray Pat Ian stated that viscreen 
could be used to treat and waterproof the concrete 
wall upon which the murals will be mounted. The 
Committee went on record as stating that any further 
use of indoor materials such as this will be strong- 
ly discouraged for outdoor projects. 

The Committee agreed to extend the project comple- 
tion date until Octdber 1, 1985 and to increase the 
contract amount by $1,500 for additional work. 

The Committee whole-heartedly endorsed the Mural 
Resource Center's application to OCD for funding 
of 1986 projects. 

Shannon Maloney of D.P.W. presented drawings 
that clearly illustrated the visual impact of 
placing the recently discovered bronze plaques 
upon the corresponding area of the existing 
granite. The existing granite would not be entirely 
covered or concealed by the plaque due to the 
irregular design and format of the plaque. 
Ms. Maloney proposed two different methods of 
installing the bronze plaques. They are as follows: 

1. Remove temporary granite and replace with pre- 
cast concrete. Dowell plaque onto concrete. Due 
to the great difficulty involved in trying to 
match the new concrete with the rest of the 
base/pedestal, Ms. Maloney suggested that the 
entire base be steam cleaned. This sould cost 
approximately $4,000. 

2. Cover existing granite with larger bronze plate. 
Attach bronze plaque to new bronze plate. Ms. 
Maloney pointed out that it would be difficult 
to obtain a close match of the bronze plate 
with that of the plaque. This method would 
cost approximately $7,000. 

The Commissioners were very clear in stating that 
the installation of the brinze plaques was not 
imperative or mandatory, however, the continued 
use of bronze plaques on the base would be desir- 
able if funds could be obtained. If there is a 
source to fund this endeavor, the Committee has 
determined that the first method listed above 
would be the mostappropriate. 



VIII. Joan Brown/Performing 
Arts Garage 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/JULY 17, 1985/PAGE 6 



REPORTS & ORDERS 



ORDERED : 



Approval to make 2nd contractual payment to Joan 
Brown for art enrichment at Performing Arts Garage/ 
Payment authorized: $14,000 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus : Unanimous 



7 . ORDERED : 



Authorization to purchase 5 cut-out figures from Roger 

Boyce for a total of $10,000, with the condition of 

purchase being that the backs of the figures are finished 

and painted with a light gray paint and that a positive 

mechanical fastener be employed as the method of 

installation. 

Motion: Jo Hanson i. 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus : Unan imous 



8 . ORDERED : 



Approval to support selection of Yoshio Taylor for 

the SF Zoo Project. 

Motion: Peter Rodriguez 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus : Unanimous 



9 . ORDERED : 



Stephen De Staebler/Approval to increase contract 
amount to. $31 ,500/Moscone Parking Garage 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 



10. ORDERED: 



Stephen De Staebler/ Moscone Parking Garage/Contract 
Payment Authorization/$ll , 165 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus : Unanimous 



1 1 . ORDERED : 



Approval for the Arts Commission to deaccession a 

work of art of which there are existing multiples, 

to give as a gift to tie City of Cork, at the request 

of the Mayor. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 



12. ORDERED: 




full 



Amendment of minutes from Visual Arts Committee Meeting 
of June 19, 1985. (See Attached) 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 




Man torn 
ordinator, Visual Arts Program 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/JULY 17, 1985/PAGE 5 



SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



XVII. Gift from Mayor 
Feinstein to the 
City of Cork/ 
Approval to 
Deaccession 



Staff explained that the Mayor had requested 
that the Art Commission provide her with a work 
of art which she could offer as a gift to the 
City of Cork. She had requested a small selectio n 
from which to choose. Michael Bell had stated that 
it would be extremely difficult to obtain this work 
from either a gallery or an artist, thus, he 
proposed that the Commission approve the deaccession 
of a work from the City Collection which happens 
to exist in multiple ( such as one of the series 
of prints which were commissioned in multiples of 
20 for SFGH.) The Committee approved the request. 



XVIII. Amendment to 

Visual Arts Committee 
Minutes from June 19, 
1985 



Commissioner Hanson explained the reason for the 
correction and the Committee voted that they be 
included on the Consent Calendar. 



REPORTS & ORDERS 



1 . ORDERED : 



Approval to enter into contract with Ray Patlan for 
$1,200.00 to extend existing mural at 24th and York. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 



2. ORDERED: 



Authorization for full payment to be made to March 
Metalfab. Inc. for the fabrication of the I.L.W.U. 
Commemorative Sculpture based upon the review and 
approval of drawings and plans by the Arts Commission. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 



3. ORDERED: 



Contract Modification/Contract Extension until Oct. 1,1985 
for Gail Aratain Dong/Approval of $900 in Additional 
Funds, with condition that a concrete sealer such as 
viscreen be used to treat the wall upon which masonite 
is mounted. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus : Unanimous 



4 . ORDERED : 



Contract Modif ication/Selma Brown/Completion Date:0ct . 1 , 1985 
Dollar Increase: $1 ,500/Authorization to Make Payment 
now for purchase of materials. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus : Unanimous 



ORDERED : 



Endorsement of and approval for the Mural Resource Center 
to seek OCD funding in 1986. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rofriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 



JO HAJNSUJN 

201 Buchanan 

San Francisco 94102 



SCULPTURE LOCATION, MASTER PLAN FROPOSALS 



The following responds to "SCULPTURE LOCATION MATERPLAN", a portion 
of the draft, "DESIGN GUIDELINES FOR COMPLETION OF THE SAN FRAN- 
CISCO CIVIC CENTER" of April 30, 1985. In major part, it repre- 
sents a consensus reached through discussion in the Visual Arts 
Commitee of the Arts Commission. 



1 # As a general guideline, traditional materials and techniques 
should be used for permanent sculpture in the Civic Center. 

2, In the restored or re-designed James Rolphe Plaza, there 
should be no permanent sculpture except for possible fountain 
sculpture appropriate to Beaux Arts design. (This is not to 
say that desirable sculpture is not possible, but that the 
need to avert undesirable sculpture outweighs the possible 
value of placing sculpture permanently in the Plaza.) 

3. Recommended sculpture locations: 

1) The two sculpture pedestals at the entry of the Main Library, 
to acknowledge the entry. 

2) Companion sculptures in the comparable location, and for the 
same reasons, when Marshall Square is developed. 

* 3) Future development of the Fulton block between Hyde and Lar- 
kin (commonly shown as a mall in early plans) should consider 
acknowledgement of the existing intersecting axis at the mid- 
point of the Library Building, by placing an appropriate sculp- 
ture on the Fultfcn axis at the point of intersection of the 
mid-Library axis. 

4.) On Grove Street, a sculpture on the north-south axis of City 
Hall, located like the Hall Mc AUister sculpture on the oppo- 
site block (McAllister Street). A sculpture would add quality 
to the block, which often has a disheveled look inappropriate 
to City Hall. 

5) Within the proposal to establish the Fulton Street axis across 
Van Ness Avenue, linking the City Hall entrance with the line 
through the War Memorial Garden Court, appropriate sculptures 
on the median strip and flanking the crossing area might be an 
enhancement. Alternatively, a sculptured "gate" reflecting 
the Garden Court gate might be effective. 



* Not discussed by Visual krtm Committee. My recommendation - J. H. 



page 2 SCULPTURE LOCATION, MASTER PLAN PROPOSALS 



* 6) On the Fulton Street Axis west of the War Memorial Garden 
fiourt, placement of a significant and fine sculpture would 
improve the present "backyard" look of that part of the axis 
and that frontage on Franklin Street, Parking control would 
be a necessity, 

7) It is recommended to retain the Henry Moore sculpture at the 
corner of Grove and Van Ness. Contrary to conventional wis- 
dom, or frequent opinion, we think a scaled-up sculpture 
would not improve the special sense of that corner. The 
sculpture's scale provides a certain spacial relief to the 
area, and its forms and material are appropriate. 

8) Future developments within the Guidelines now being developed 
will undoubtedly suggest sculpture sites that cannot be pro- 
jected at this time. 

4. Locations of sculpture that are not recommended: 

1) No sculpture on the Fulton Street axis near Market Street. 
A major sculpture impairs the intended visual and physical 
sweep toward City Hall. A minor sculpture clutters the 
axis without meaning; 

2) A sculpture would not be well-placed at the back of the Li- 
brary on Hyde at Fulton. This could be reconsidered if future 
developments rationalize the area more than now and also per- 
mitted a corresponding sculpture location on the southwest 
side of Hyde and Fulton. 

3) We are satisfied with the War Memorial Garden Court and would 
not alter it to place a fountain inside the entry. However, it 
would be within the existing character of the Garden Court to 
place appropriate benches along the walkway of both sides, facing 
into the Court. 

5. Pioneer Monument 

Its present location is not favorable, even though the location has 
historic meaning. Altering the street to create an island for the 
sculpture is an acceptable solution. If the island plan is not 
fulfilled, moving the sculpture should be considered again. 






* The Visual Arts discussion recommended no sculpture here. 
The recommendation here reflects my change of mind when I went 
to the site - J, H, 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/ JULY 17, 1985/PAGE 4 



SUBJECTS 

XIII. % for Art in 

Private Develop- 
ment 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

Staff reviewed in brief detail, the status of 

the guidelines which were being developed to assist 

in the implemenation of the 1% for Art in Private 

Development. Commissioner Hanson stated that the 

guidelines seemed inadequate. The Committee was 

concerned that there would be no provision for any 

design review. 

[Send copies of the guideline draft to Committee members] 



XIV. Johnson and Higgins Staff reported that artist Roger Barr had suffered 
Project some delay in the progress of his project due to 

a change in management at the foundry where the 
sculpture was being fabricated. The new foreman had 
requested a new engineering study for the project 
and had halted all further work on the sculpture. 
Roger had secured the services of an attorney who 
reminded the foundry of their contractual obligations 
and they commenced work again. 

The text and format for the plaque was approved, 
however, the Committee recommended some changes 
in the size of the typeface. 

XV. Moscone Parking Garage The artist's proposal for the Moscone Parking Garage 



Stephen De Staebler 



was reviewed by the Committee. The Committee decided 
that they would accept this drawing in lieu of an 
actual maquette, however, since it was a drawing, 
and did not convey the full image of impact of 
the figure, the Committee requested that the artist 
be encouraged to emphasize the classical elegance 
of the figure. In concurrance with their program 
for this site, as determined in March of 1984, at 
the time of the artist selection, the Committee 
reiterated their request that the art work be up- 
lifting in spirit, positive, and such that it would 
avoid arousing anxiety. The Committee also voted 
to increase the artist's contract to $31,500. Upon 
contract certification, the Committee authorized the 
first contractual payment of $11,165. Commissioner 
LaRocca stated that the artist's plans seemed to 
be structurally sound, however, they would have 
to be verified and certified by a structural engineer, 
Regarding the pedestal, Commissioner La Rocca stated 
that it would be preferable to have it pre-cast, 
off-site. 



XVI. Rudy Fernendez/ 

Mission Recreation 
Center 



The method of mounting Rudy Fernandez's wall altars 
was discussed. It was agreed by the Committee tthat 
the panels should be mounted on rods approximately 
2" from the building. The Commissioners expressed 
concern about the height of the panels from the 
floor. They wanted to ensure that the placement of 
the panels would not in any way be hazardous to 
people who happened to be seated on the benches 
underneath. 

[Obtain drawings which show height of panel relative 
to the wall.] Ref : Manton 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/ JULY 17, 1985/PAGE 3 



SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



VIII. cont'd 



IX. Purchase vs. Commis- 
sion of Five Figures 
from Roger Boyce for 
Mission Recreation 
Center 



The Committee suggested that the possibility 
of holding a reception for the artist in the 
Wattis Room of the Symphony building be investigated, 
The Committee voted to authorize payment of $14,000 
to the artist so that the progress of the project 
might be continued without delay. 

Based upon their inspection of the five figures 
created by Roger Boyce for the Mission Recreation 
Center, the Commissioners authorized their purchase 
for the Center, with the condition that the backs 
of the figures were painted and that a positive 
mechanical fastener was used for installation. 



X. 



San Francisco Zoo 
Art Enrichment 



XI. 



Andre Boradko/Mural 
Acceptance 



The Commissioners reviewed the two proposals submitted 
by Donna Billick and Yoshio Taylor, respectively. 
Jill Manton conveyed the current thought of the 
Zoo's curatorial staff regarding the possibility 
of working with a metal sculptor to create a koala- 
like hand or foot, as opposed to working with the 
concept of tiles for the fountain area. The Com- 
mittee was reluctant to accept this new concept 
as the former one has been agreed upon and was, at 
the time, a satisfactory, to all involved (Zoo staff, 
Project architect, and the Committee members.) It 
was suggested by staff that perhaps, in this one 
instance, the Committee assume a passive role, rather 
than an active one, and allow the Zoo to select and 
present for the review of the Committee, the artists 
of their choice. The Committee was unanimous in 
strongly opposing this, not wanting to create any 
such precendent for future projects. They asserted 
that it is the role of the Arts Commission to coor- 
dinate the selection of art work for public places, 
it is not the role of other agencies to do so. 

Commissioner Hanson stated that this item had been 
previously voted upon by the full Commission and 
directed staff to verify before any additional 
action would take place. 



XII, Mary Fuller/ 

West Side Pump Station Staff reported about the need to conduct a studio 

visit to inspect the sculpture for the West Side 
Pump Station. The Commissioners stated that it 
was an extremely busy time for the Commission and 
asked if there were some way that the artist could 
provide photographic enlargements that would show 
details of the concrete sculpture, particularly 
the surface of the sculpture, which is of great 
concern to the Committee because of the fine cracks 
that soon appeared in the same artist's sculpture 
for the Totlot. Staff reported that the project 
team had been alerted as to this potential problem. 
The artist had been asked to further investigate the 
components of the concrtc mixture and to ensure that 
the curing process was thorough and correctly executed 




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VIII. 

IX. 

X. 



Mural Resource Center/Arch Williams 
Review of Design Modifications 

16th and Hoff Parking Garage/ 
Ed Burger and James Polk 

Discussion re: Relationship between Civic Design 

and Visual Arts Committee re: Art Enrichment Policies 

and Procedures 

SF Arts Commission Gallery 
Approval of New Board Appointees 

Discussion re: Richard Serra's Sculpture, "Tilted Arc" 

Millbrae Water Facility/Status of Art Enrichment Program 

Mission High School Murals 

Appropriate Location of WPA Mural 
Remedial Action re: IMpaired Visibility of 
Edith Hamlin Mural 

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DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

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A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on 
Thursday, August 1, 1985 at 4:00 PM in the Arts Commission 
Conference Room at 45 Hyde Street. 



ne Felnsteln 
OR 

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IMISSIONERS 
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ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Peter Rodriguez 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal 
business. 



DISCUSSION: 



SUBJECTS 



The following subjects were discussed and administrative 
directives suggested (where appropriate.) 



I. Arch Williams/Francisco 
Middle School 



II. 16th and Hoff Parking 
Garage 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

Arch Williams presented his design as 
modified at the suggestion of the Committee 
at its prior meeting on July 17, 1985. 
Commissioner LaRocca expressed his concern 
that the wall size was huge, thus, the 
figures in the artist's mural would be 
gigantic. The artist commented that the 
figures were a variety of sizes, reading 
from up close and a distance. Commissioner 
LaRocca proceeded to suggest that the artist 
might include more imagery from further 
back in history, placed along, and closer to 
the vanishing point. 

A discussion was held to determine the 
appropriate coloration of the grill work 
designed by the artist, relative to the 
palette of the garage. The Committee 
suggested that the artist should use deeper 
colors, similar to the architecture of 
Luiz Baragon. The Committee requested that 
the artist do color studies and return to 
Committee for review and approval. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING/MINUTES/AUGUST 1, 1985/PAGE 2 



SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



III. Review and Approval of New 

Nominations for Gallery Board 



IV. Civic Design Committee and 
Its Relationship to Art 
Enrichment Program 



The Committee approved of all of the persons 
nominated, however, strongly suggested that 
the gallery should make an extra effort to 
increase the representation of minority groups. 
Wing Ng, Amalia Mesa Bains and Masashi Mahamoto 
were among those persons suggested. 

The Committee members acknowledged that recent 
changes had taken place in the Civic Design Commit- 
tee whereas final approval would not be given for 
a project until plans for Art Enrichment had been 
made, however, they agreed that further and more 
specific action had to be taken. Project Architects 
were unaware of the policies and guidelines of the 
Art Enrichment Program. Designs were generally 
finalized before any thought was given to the 
art work, thus, making it more difficult and 
expensive to successfully and intelligently in- 
corporate the art work into the project. The 
percentage for art work was determined, if at all, 
by the Project Agency doing the construction, as 
opposed to the Arts Commission, although this is 
stated in the Charter. Many small projects were 
being dismissed as ineligible or inappropriate for 
art work without the consultation or review of the 
Visual Arts Committee. The Committee decided that 
the following measures would be enacted to ensure 
the application of the Art Enrichment ordinance 
and its proper implementation: 

1. When an applicant requests review by the Civic 
Design Committee, He/she will be promptly infor- 
med that they must contact the Visual Arts 
Program to discuss plans for Art Enrichment. 

2. Phase II approval of the project will be with- 
held until the Visual Arts Committee determines 
the appropriate percentage of the budget which 
should be allocated for Art Enrichment 

3. A fact sheet regarding the Art Enrichment Program 
will be developed and distributed along with 

the letter informing Civic Design applicants 
of their placement onthe calendar for a particu- 
lar meeting. 

Any project exemption for fulfilling the Art 

Enrichment requirement will be determined by 

the Visual Arts Committee. 
5. Request that the Bureau of Building Inspection 

notify the Arts Commission whenever a permit 

for a new project is issued. 
Commissioner Hanson made the following summary 
that would be communicated to the full commission 
at its next meeting: "In order to avoid any loss 
of Art Enrichmnet Projects, the Visual Arts Commit- 
tee wants to institute a standard format whereby 
the Civic Design Committee will notify the Visual 
Arts Committee at Phase I with any pertinent 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING/MINUTES/AUGUST 1, 1985/PAGE 3 



SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



IV. Civic Design and information about a new project and will inform the 

Art Enrichment applicant of their responsbility regarding Art Enrichment 

to the effect that Phase II approval will be withheld 
until the Art Enrichment budget is approved and/or 
determined by the Visual Arts Committee. For this purpose 
a one page summary of the procedures and guidelines will 
be prepared and distributed to Civic Design applicants. 
All project exemptions will be determined by the Visual 
Arts Committee. 
[Send letter to all project agencies and departments with 

whom we work to inform them of new standardized format] 

Ref : Isaacs 
[Send letter to BBI requesting notification of all new 

permits issued for City construction project.] Ref: Isaacs 

V. Hall of Justice Jill Manton mentioned that this project would be formally 

reviewed by the Committee at its next meeting, however, she 
conveyed some information pertaining to initial discussions 
that had taken place regarding this project. Since the 
new construction would involve an area that was not accessible 
to the general public, the project architect thought that 
art enrichment in this area would not be the most appropriate 
location. Michael Bell had suggested that perhaps, part of the 
art enrichment allocation could be spent to restore the Voulkus 
sculpture. The Committee was rather firm in stating that 
the intent of the ordinance was not to provide funds for 
restoration, but to provide a means for new acquisition and 
would not approve of any portion of the funds being used 
to restore the sculpture. Jill Manton suggested that the 
funds might be used to purchase additional 2-D works for 
the Hall of Justice, since she recalled receiving several 
requests from employees at that location. 

VI. Roger Barr ' s SKY GATE /Suggest ions were solicited from the Committee members for 



Landscaping 



VII. 



Millbrae Water 
Facility 



appropriate landscaping at the base of the sculpture. 
They were requested to consider maintenance, survival and 
cost. Commissioner LaRocca suggested that there be a statement 
that was significant enough to compliment the sculpture. He 
was concerned that two small floral ovals at the base of the 
sculpture would look weak and might even detract from the 
impact of the sculpture. The Committee suggested the following 
African daisies, phalicia, geraniums, pansies, petunias, 
giant marigolds, primrose, azalea, raphaelapsis. If the 
flowers could not be maintained on a permanent basis, the 
Committee suggested shrubbery such as lobelia and alissum. 

The Committee asked for a report on the atatus of the 
project, stating that the artists had been originally 
promised a reception and plans should be made to follow 
through on this. They also suggested organizing a tour 
to brings various people in the art world down to the 
facility to view the quality art work that had been installed 
there. 
[Contact Arthur Jensen, Director of SF Water Dept. to discuss 

with him when such a reception would be possible.] Ref: 

Isaacs 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING/MINUTES /AUGUST 1, 1985/PAGE 4 



SUBJECTS 

VII. W.P.A. Murals/Mission 
High School 



VIII. Arch Williams/Mural 
Proposal/ Francisco 
Middle School 



REPORTS & ORDERS 



I. 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

Commissioner Hanson reported on a visit conducted by 

herselfand Jill Manton to Mission High School to 

inspect the two WPA murals. The Assistant Principal, 

Mr. Con Murphy, released one of the murals to the Arts 

Commission for proper storage and conservation. Commissioner 

Hanson stated that she would like the other Committee members 

to accompany her to the school so that the proposed location 

of this mural in the Library could be viewed and approved. 

She thought that perhaps, the Alumni of the school could 

be approached to fund this project. She next discussed the 

situation regarding the installationof the mural by Edith 

Hamlin. She proposed that part of the wall partition be 

removed so that the visual integrity of the mural would 

be restored. She expained the need for the partition and 

the semi-privacy it creates. Commissioner Rodriguez queried 

as to whether this should really be a priority and as to 

the source of funds to accomplish this. Jill Manton responded 

that although Mr. Murphy was sensitve to the fact that 

the mural could now not be properly viewed, he stated that 

the liklihood of funds coming from the school was extremely 

slim, in view of their paucity of funds and the need to 

spend what little they have on books and education materials. 

Before the close of the meeting, all of the Commissioners 

acknowledged and discussed their reservations regarding 

their approval of the mural design earlier in the meeting. 

They felt that perhaps a new submission from the artist 

would be in order, for they strongly agreed that composi- 

tionally, the mural design did not hold together. They 

commented that they were all familiar with the work of 

this artist and that they had previosuly seen work of a 

higher quality. In view of the extremely large scale of the 

project, the Committee decided that a new submission was 

definitely in order. The Committee also recommended that the 

Mural Resource Center take a more active role in screening 

and approving proposals before review by the Visual Arts 
Committee. 

Motion to approve Arch William's mural design for the 
Francisco Middel School with the condition that the 
perspective lines be studied carefully and that additional 
figuration be included on the left side of the mural, 
reflecting a further exploration of the Italian history. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus : Unanimous 



II. 



Motion to rescind former approval of Arch Williams 
proposal for a mural at the Francisc Middle School 
based upon an evaluation of the scale of the project 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus:, Unanimous 



III, 



Motion to request a new submission from artist, Arch 
Williams for his project at the Francisco Middle School/ 
Motion: Jo Hanson Second: Pe-tga^-Rodriguez 



Meeting adjourned at 6:10 PM. 



i Second: .Peiga^- 
Respectfully submitted, "Jill M& 



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The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee has 
been scheduled for Wednesday^August 21, 1985 at 4:00 PM in 
the Arts Commission Conference^Room at 45 Hyde Street on the 
third floor. 



A 



Dlanne Felnsteln 
MAYOR 

Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 

COMMISSIONERS 
Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, |r. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
William Caylord 
|o Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
|acquellne Nemerovskl 
William Paterson 
Plero Patrl 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

I EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 
! Presidents of the 
l Fine Arts Museum. 
I Library Commission. 
1 Planning Commission, 

Recreation and Park 

Commission 



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IV, 



V. 



VI, 



VII. 



Art Enrichment/Griffith Pump Station 

- Review of Architectural Model/Bruce Flynn, Loriann Gordin 

- Discussion of Project Concerns 

- Development of Design Parameters 

West Side Pump Station 

- Discussion re: Plaque 

Design, Materials, Text 

Hall of Justice Art Enrichment/Woody Jones 

- Determination of Project Budget 

- Development of Project Direction 

Father Alfred Boeddekker Park Recreation Center/Richard Osbourne 

- Review of Architectural Model and Drawings 

- Development of Porject Concerns and Parameters 

Lombard and Fillmore Parking Garage/Richard Osbourne 

- Review of Architectural Model and Drawings 

- Development of Design Parameters 

16th and Hoff Parking Garage/Edward Burger 

- Review of Proposed Coloration for Metal Grill Work 

Mural Resource Center/Arch Williams 

- Review of New Submission for Francisco Middle School 



VIII. 


Old Business 


IX. 


New Business 


X. 


Ad j ournment 





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The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be held 
on Wednesday, September 18, 1985 at 4:00 PM in the Arts Commission 
Conference Room at 45 Hyde Street. 

AGENDA 



Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 

Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 

COMMISSIONERS 
Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Veclensky, |r. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
William Caylord 
|o Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
lacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 
Presidents of the 
fine Arts Museum, 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
lommission 



I. 
II. 

III. 

IV. 

V. 

VI. 
VII. 

VIII. 

IX. 

X. 

XI. 

XII. 

XIII, 

XIV. 



Mural Resource Center 

- Review of Arch Williams's Revised Design Proposal 

Joan Brown/Performing Arts Garage 
-Plans for Installation 
-Scheduling for Inspection in Studio 

Roger Barr/Final Acceptance and Payment Authorization 

Mary Fuller/West Side Pump Station 
-Studio Visit September 27, 1985 

Discussion re: Art Enrichment Concept at Father 
Alfred Boeddekker Recreation Center 

Pier 7/Art Enrichment 

Joe Slusky/Millbrae Water Facility 

Tentative Date for Reception:October 20, 1985 

New Art Enrichment Projects: 
-Embarcadero Center 

Report on Conservation Planning/Condition Reports 

Curator II Exam 

Beach Chalet 

-Report from Commissioner Hanson 

Old Business 

New Business 

Adjournment 




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The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was 
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; President 

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lam Gaylord 

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luellne Nemerovski 

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1DFFICIO MEMBERS 
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COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 
Peter Rodriguez 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 



DISCUSSION: 



SUBJECTS 



The following subjects were discussed and administrative 
actions suggested (where appropriate) . 



I. Arch Williams/New Design 
Submission for Francisco 
Middle School 



II. Joan Brown/ Performing 
Arts Garage 



III. Roger Barr /Johnson and 

Higgins Waterfront Project 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

The artist submitted a new design for his 
proposed mural entitled, "Children of the 
Future." The work deals with the history of 
the children and of the community. The 
Committee voted to accept the design as pre- 
sented. 

A meeting was scheduled to inspect the sculp- 
ture prior to its installation at the garage. 
[Invite a representative from the Parking 
Authority to attend.] Ref : Manton 

The Committee voted that they would authorize 
final payment on the condition that all of the 
additional grinding, welding and polishing 
work was completed in a satisfactory manner 
before the Commission meeting of Oct. 7th. 
The Committee requested that the visibility 
of the welds be as minimal as possible. 
[Send letter to this effect to artist.] Ref: 
Manton 

Jill Manton explained to the Committee why no 
final studio inspection had been scheduled, 
as was the usual procedure. Because of four 
changes in management at the foundry where the 
sculpture was being fabricated, the artist was 
sever&y behind schedule in view of the pending 
September 17th dedication and ceremony. Since 
the work was actually assembled and welded on 
site, and much of the polishing was done after 
the sculpture was installed, it was never 






VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING /MINUTES /SEPTEMBER 18, 1985/PAGE 2 

SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

III. Roger Barr (cont'd) really finished in the studio and as such, a final inspection 

was not able to be scheduled. Although a staff studio visit 
was conducted in the spring, the steel pieces had been cut 
and only the great helix was in the process of being welded 
so it was not possible to determine at that point whether the 
sculpture was being fabricated in conformance with specifica- 
tions. The Committee agreed that in the future, to ensure 
better monitoring of a project, no dedication should be 
scheduled until the project has been completely and satis- 
factorily finished. That way, the artist would not be 
pressured to work fast and perhaps, sacrifice quality. 

IV. Mary Fuller /West Side Jill Manton reported that the artist had poured the concrete 
Pump Station for the three sculptures commissioned for the West Side 

Pump Station. A studio visit to inspect the sculpture had 
been scheduled for Friday, September 27th in the morning. 
The Project Architect, along with a representative from the 
Clean Water Program were scheduled to attend. 

V. Beach Chalet/Report Commissioner Hanson reported on evetns surrounding the 
from Commissioner Hanson restoration of the Beach Chalet. She commented on the 

positive spirit of cooperation existing between the Arts 
Commission and the Recreation and Park Department. She 
further proposed two resolution for the consideration of the 
Committee and Executive Staff of the Arts Commission and 
mentioned the recent hearing at the Borad of Supervisors 
where expert testimony as to the importance of the murals 
was given by reknowned arts professionals. Commissioner 
Hanson explained what was meant by the "Curatorial Review" 
suggested by Frances O'Connor. Commissioner LaRocca inquired 
as to who would be responsbile for coordinating the curator- 
ial reviews and conservation efforts? He asked Director 
Isaacs for her opinion regarding this. She expressed concern 
regarding the impact of this on staff in terms of administra- 
tion and management. She inquired as to the source of funding 
for this? Michael Bell, Asst. Director took issue with the 
mention of having a curatorial committee comprised of persons 
other than the curatorial staff at the Commission. He stated 
that the agency responsible for the care and maintenance of 
the murals should be able to make decisions within its own 
organization. Commissioner LaRocca interjected that this 
decisions of this committee would still be advisorial to 
the Commission. Commissioner Hanson stated that it might be 
possible to negotiate with the persons on this committee to 
serve without pay. The scope of work to be conducted at the 
Chalet was outlined as follows: Determine the condition of 
the murals; Protect the murals while restoration of the 
building is taking place; Stabilize the murals to prevent 
further damage; Restore murals to original condition; 
Regular future visits by Curatorial Committee to ensure 
that use in building is appropriate to logevity and protec- 
tion of murals. (Resolution attached in Reports and Orders) 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /SEPTEMBER 18, 1985/PAGE 3 



SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES /DISCUSSION 



VI. Coit Tower Murals 



Commissioner Hanson inquired as to the progress of 
the construction and mural conservation efforts at 
Coit Tower. Jill Manton mentioned that she was working 
closely with the Department of Recreation and Parks 
regar ding this project. The DR&P would soon be sub- 
mitting a grant application that would hopefully provide 
funding for the restoration of the murals and the design 
and fabrication of a protective barrier/device that 
would be architecturally appropriate at the same time, 
provide secure and adequate protection for the murals. 
Commissioner Hanson inquired as to whether there was 
any funding to undertake immediate action to prevent 
further water damage to the murals before the rainy 
season began. 

[Inquire as to the possibility of Rec and Park doing 
any immediate protective measures before rainey season.] 
Ref : Manton 



VII. Mothers' Building/SF Zoo 



Commissioner Hanson reported that she had held recent 
discussions with members of the Zoological Society 
regarding the precarious condition of the Mothers' 
Building. The masonry had fallen off the building 
more than two winters ago on the ocean side of the build- 
ing. Strong winds and water enter the building through 
these area. The murals on the interior side of this 
wall are literally peeling off the wall. The situation 
is critical. Commissioner Hanson urged that a letter 
from the Arts Commission be sent posthaste to the Dept. 
of Recreation and Parks requesting immediate temporary 
relief of this situation and planning for future correc- 
tion. [Send letter to Rec and Park urging immediate 
action.] Ref: Manton 



VIII. Father Alfred Boeddekker 
Recreation Center 



Curatorial Staff reviewed in brief the history to date 
of this project and requested that the Committee con- 
sider expanding the art enrichment concept to include 
other sites within the building. Staff stated that 
they did not think that all possibilities had been 
explored and that there might indeed be a more appropri- 
ate site for the incorporation of art work. Commissioner 
La Rocca agreed that the heating duct was not the 
most desirable location for the incorporation, stating 
that they generally have to be changed in a 15 year 
period which would probably destroy the art work. The 
Committee voted to open the Art Enrichment concept and 
explore other more appropriate possibilities. 



IX. Pier 7 Art Enrichment 



Regina Almaguer reported on the status of this new 
project. It is a joint project between the Port Commis- 
sion and the Rec and Park Dept. to develop a public 
access pedestrian fishing pier. The art enrichment budget 
would be approximately $35 5 000. The concept that has 
been developed would be to use two 15' obelisks that 
would be provided as part of the architectural design 
as the site for the incorporation of either ceramic tile 
work or bronze relief. The art work would reflect the 
maritime history of the area. The Committee agreed to 
endorse this concept. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/ SEPTEMBER 18, 1985/PAGE 4 



SUBJECTS 

X. Millbrae Water Facility/ 
Reception for Artists 






ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

Jill Manton reported that Ocotber 20, 1985 had been 
tentatively selected as the date for the dedication/ 
reception. Claire Isaacs asked if a budget had been 
prepared for the reception. The Committee concurred 
that this date was too soon and did not provide enough 
time for planning. Jo Hanson mentioned that she knew 
people within the municipality of Millbrae who might 
be interested in being involved. Robert LaRocca inquired 
as to whether there was a "slush fund" at Friends of the 
Arts that could be used to provide the funding for this. 



XI. New Art Enrichment 



XII. Report of Conservation 
Efforts/Michael S. Bell 



Regina Almaguer and Jill Manton reported on an new 
art enrichment project at the Embarcadero. The project 
is a private project however, parts of its will be built 
on public property, specifically, a pedestrian bridge and 
a terraced arcade area on the sidewalk between two buildings 
The Developers have indicated that they would be willing 
to increase the two percent art enrichment budget of $20,000 
to an amount that would enable a significant work of art 
to be commissioned or acquired. The two ideas discussed 
with the Developers were the possibility of a large free 
standing sculpture at the end of the terrace near the 
pedestrian bridge or the possibility of having an artist 
design hand rails that would be used on the bridge. These 
ofcourse would have to be deisgned in accordance with exist- 
ing codes. The Committee stated that curatorial staff should 
continue to develop ideas for this project and report back 
to Committee. Relative to the issue of publicizing projects 
and searching for appropriate artist, Michael Bell stated 
that absolute importance of holding open competitions so 
that community artist feel that they have the opportunity 
to apply and have their work seen. This will not preclude 
Curatorial staff or Commissioners from soliciting proposals 
from specific artists, it will ensure that our processes 
are open, not elitist and will make for better public 
relations. 

Michael Bell reported on the following undertakings relative 
to the maintenance and conservation of the collection. 

- Linda Scheifler has begun work on condition reports and 
treatment recommendations. This should be completed pre- 
vious to Dec. 31st. 

- Lawrence Berkeley Lab is giving the Arts Commission metal 
analysis services pro bono courtesy of Elizabeth Cornu 

at the Legion of Honor. 

- Director Isaacs has secured approximately $63,000 from 
DPW through Calvin Malone for use in the restoration 
of monuments and sculpture throughout the City. Staff 
recommends that this money be used for work on the 
James Lick MOnument. 

- Rec and Park has committed $10,000 for restoration of the 
General Pershing statue in GGPark. 

- Currently both the restorations of the McAllister and 
the Pershing statues are out to bid. Work should commence 
within 60 days. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/ SEPTEMBER 16, 1985/PAGE 5 



SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 






XII. cont'd 



XIII. Curator Exams 



XIV. Curatorial Committee 

Recommendations re: Gift 
Acceptance 



- The Simon Bolivar sculpture has been waxed. 

- The cataloging of all of the Bufano Sculptures 
has been initiated by an intern 

Staff announced that examinations would be given for 

the 4 curatorial positions at the Arts Commission. 

This is a standard Civil Service procedure that must 

be followed. The positions have been publicly posted 

and staff will take the exam along with any other persons 

who have applied. 

Curatorial Staff recommended that the Commission accept 
with gratitude the following art works: 

- a Painting by Malcolm Lubliner 

- 2 Paintings by Hisako Hibi 

Curatorial Staff recommended against the acceptance 
of a sculpture offered by Amalia Magen and a sculpture 
offered by Fred Fierstein. Regarding the sculpture offered 
by Fred Fierstein, Michael Bell had stated that the 
material used in the fabrication of the sculpture (ferro 
cement) would most likely deteriorate within five years 
Staff also agreed that it would be most difficult to 
find an appropriate public place for such a work. 



REPORTS & ORDERS 



1. ORDERED: 



MURAL DESIGN APPROVAL/Arch Williams/Francisco Middle School 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 



2. ORDERED: 



Contract Modification/Jim Dong/Extension of Completion until 

Oct. 31, 1985 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 



3. ORDERED: 



Roger Barr/Final Acceptance and Final Payment Authorization Based 
Upon Completion of all Further Sanding, Grinding and Polishing 
Before the Oct. 7th meeting of the Full Commission. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 



4. ORDERED: 



Whereas: 

1. The care, preservation and public accessability of 
the Beach Chalet art work relates to financial and operational 
problems that are not easily solved and; 

2. The art work within the Beach Chalet is its true 
and enduring value and the principle reason for funding 
restoration; Provisions for the safety and preservation of the 
art work need to be firmly established in plans for the Beach 
Chalet and; 

3. Concern for the Beach Chalet is expressed by know- 
ledgable art professionals throughout the USA: 



■VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/ SEPTEMBER 18, 1985/PAGE 6 






REPORTS & ORDERS cont'd 



4. Beach Chalet cont'd 



Therefore be it resolved: 

1. The Arts Commission deems it appropriate and 
valuable at this time to invite the participation of 
other qualified arts professional as an advisory committee 
to explore creative solutions for the use and preservation 
of the Beach Chalet and to explore methods for the cura- 
torial review of the condition of the murals into the 
future that will secure the best possible protection for 
the art work on a long term basis; 

2. At an appropriate early time, the Arts Commission 
will ask the Recreation and Park Dept. to meet with this 
advisory committee to negotiate on the issues seen by the 
committee and possible solutions for the issues, and to 
share this information with Dept. of Rec and Park and other 
City departments. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 



5. ORDERED 



Whereas: 

1. The needs of the Beach Chalet art for preservation 
in all phases of work on the Beach Chalet and the need 

for final restoration of the art work are of paramount 
importance; 

2. The Arts Commission desires to obtain the best 
advise and best services available for those purposes: 
Therefore be it resolved: 

1. That the Arts Commission will seek the advise 
of a Conservation Advisory Committee consisting of two 
conservators of major standing and a Curator of American 
Art, to review and advise in evaluating the conservation 
restoration and preservation plans, to select the conser- 
vator to be employed and to review the progress and com- 
pletion of the work. 

2. That the Arts Commission shall seek agreements 
with Dept. of Rec & Park for adequate funding of all 
conservation work. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unan imou s 



6 . ORDERED : 



Motion to rescind former approval regarding the deter- 
mination that a heating duct would be the site for the 
incorporation of art work at the Father Alfred Boeddekker 
Recreation Center. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus: Unanimous 



7 . ORDERED : 



Motion to reopen the issue of the art concept for further 

exploration and development at the Father Alfred Boeddekker 

Park. 

Motion: Robert LaRocca 

Second: Jo Hanson 

C on s en su s : Unan imou s 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/ SEPTEMBER 18, 1985/PAGE 7 
REPORTS & ORDERS cont'd 



8. ORDERED: 



9 . ORDERED : 



10. ORDERED: 



1 1 . ORDERED ; 



12. ORDERED: 



13. ORDERED: 



14. ORDERED: 



Motion to endorse the concept of working with the obelisks 

at the entrance to Pier 7 as the site for the incorporation 

of art enrichment with wither a ceramic tile format or bronze 

relief . 

Motion: JO Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

Motion to approve the use of the $60,000 allocated by the 
City for conservation of the James Lick Pioneer Monument on 
the corner of Hyde, Market and Grove Street. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

Motion to accept with gratitude the painting donated by 

Malcolm Lubliner 

Motion: Robert LaRocca 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus: Unanimous 

Motion to accept with gratitude the two paintings donated 

by Hisako Hibi 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

Motion to decline acceptance of a sculpture by Frederick 

Fierstein. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

Motion to decline acceptance of a sculpture offered by 

Amalia Mag en. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

Contract Modification/Manuel Palou/Legion of Honor Statue 
Restoration/Completion Extended until Dec. 31, 1985. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus: Unanimous. 



There being no further business, Commissioner LaRocca adjourned the meeting at 7:15 PM. 



Respectfully submitted. 

Li lykh-^o 

Jilll Manton^-' 7 

Coordinator, Art in Public Places 





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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 



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PUBLIC LIBF 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be 
held on Wednesday^* October 16, 1985 at 4:00 PM in the Arts Commission 
Conference Room at 45 Hyde Street. 



I. 



Dlanne Feinsteln 




MAYOR 




Claire N. Isaacs 


II. 


DIRECTOR 




COMMISSIONERS 




Roselyne C. Swig 




President 




Dmitri Vedensky, |r. 


III. 


Vice President 




Vemon Alley 




Timothy Duncan 




William Gaylord 




|o Hanson 


IV. 


Robert LaRocca 




Jacqueline Nemerovskl 




William Paterson 


V. 


Plero Patri 


Peter Rodriguez 




Ray Taliaferro 




EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 


VI. 


Presidents of the 


Fine Arts Museum, 




Library Commission. 




Planning Commission. 


VII. 


Recreation and Park 




Commission 






VIII. 




IX. 




X. 






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Arts Commission Gallery 

- Exhibition Approval /Chain Reaction 

- Acceptance of Award Winning Photos from Exhibition/Competition 

Frederick Fierstein 

- Appeal of Previous Commission Rejection of Offer 
to Donate Sculpture 

Contract Modification/Jim Polk/ 16th and Hoff Parking Garage/ 
Completion Date Extended Until January 30, 1986 

Discussion re: Art , Enrichment at Sheriff's Work Furlough 

Report on Responses re: Budget Requests for New Art 
Enrichment Projects 

Proposed Donation by Hyacinthe Barron/CeramicSculpture 

Christine Puskas/Review of Extension to Proposed Mural 
for Noe Valley Recreation Center 

Old Business 

New Business 

Adjournment 







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PUBLIC LIHRarv 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on 
Wednesday, October 16, 1985 at 4:00 PM in the Arts Commission Conference 
Room at 45 Hyde Street. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Dlanne Feinsteln 
MAYOR 

Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 

COMMISSIONERS 
Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, |r. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 

Timothy Duncan 
; William Gaylord 

|o Hanson 
■ Robert LaRocca 

lacquellne Nemerovskl 

William Paterson 

Plero Patrt 

Peter Rodriguez 
\ Ray Taliaferro 

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 
Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum. 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission. 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 




Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 



Peter Rodriguez 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 



DISCUSSION! 



SUBJECTS 



The following subjects were discussed and administrative 
directives suggested (where appropriate.) 

ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



I. Mural Resource Center The following mural projects were presented to 

the Committee for review: 
-Victor Fan/Mural DEsign Approval/Chinatown YMCA 

$6,610 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 
-Mural Design Approval/Fran Valesco/North Beach 

Swimming Pool/$10,655 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 
-Mural Design Approval/Nicole Emanuel/ 17th and 

Connecticut Street/$8,625 
-Gail Aratani Dong/Contract Modification/Extension 

of Completion Date to Dec. 1, 1985 
-Jim Dong/Contract Modification/Extension of Completion 

Date to Dec. 1, 1985 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 
-Selma Brown/Final Payment Authorization/Benjamin 

Franklin Middle School/With the Recommendation that 

the door in the midst of the mural is painted. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 



II. Christine Puskas 



The artist presented a third panel for the mural 

which she has proposed painting on the Upper Noe Valley 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /OCTOBER 16, 1985/PAGE 2 



SUBJECTS cont'd 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



II. Christine Puskas 



Recreation Center. The issue of funding has still 
not of yet been determined. The Commissioners voted 
to approve the design of the third panel. 
-Motion to approve third panel of mural proposed by 
Christine Puskas for the Upper Noe Valley Recreation 
Center. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus : Unanimous 



III. Arts Commission Gallery Exhibition 
Approval 



The following exhibitions were presented to the 
Visual Arts Committee for approval: 
-Chain Reaction/Dec. 10 - Jan. 18, '86 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus: Uanaimous 



-Wayne Zebzda/ "Symphony for Road Flares"/ Jan. 30 - 
Mar. 15/86 

Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

-Contemporary Quilts/May 22 - July 5, '86 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

-Acceptance of Award Winning Photographs from Exhibi- 
tion/Competition 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
C on s en su s : Unan imou s 



IV. Frederick Fierstein/Discussion re 
Intended Donation of Sculpture 



V. 16th and Hoff Parking Garage 



A discussion ensued regarding the durability of 
the material used in the fabrication of the 
sculpture. Although the artist stated that the 
material was quite permanent, Assistant Director 
Michael Bell challenged this assertion and claimed 
that he had knowledge and information to the contrary 
Commissioner Hanson stated that she had previously 
spoken with the artist and arranged to view the 
sculpture before any determination regarding accept- 
ance or rejection was finalized. The issue was 
continued until the next meeting. 

-Contract Modification/ James Polk/ 16th and Hoff 
Parking Garage/Extension of Completion Date Until 
Jan. 30, 1986. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/OCTOBER 16, 1985/PAGE 3 



SUBJECTS 

VI. Hyacinthe Barron/Proposed 
Donation of Sculpture 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

A photograph of the artist's small scale ceramic sculpture 
was reviewed by the Committee and favorably received. 
-Acceptance of Proposed Donation of Sculpture by Hyacinthe 
Barron 

Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus : Unanimous 



VII. Kim Praeger /Proposed 

Donation of a Painting 



A photograph of the artist's proposed donation was reviewed 
by the Committee and it was determined that this gift 
would be an appropriate addition to the City collection. 
It should be noted that this gift offering was forwarded 
to the Arts Commission from the Mayor's Office. 
-Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 



VIII. Michael Bell/Report of 
Conservation Efforts 



Michael Bell reported on the formation, so to speak, of 
of conservation/curatorial team which will henceforth be 
involved in the restoration of all City monuments. Bids 
have been received and analyzed for both the McAllister and 
Pershing statues and discussion have been held regarding 
the Arts Commission's intent to conserve, restore, etc. 
the James Lick Monument. 



IX. Claire Isaacs/Projects with 
the Sheriff's Dept. 



X. Vietnam Veterans Memorial 
Project 



Claire Isaacs reported on the enthusiasm of Sheriff 
Hennesey regarding the two art enrichment projects which 
we will be conducting for his department. Claire mentioned 
for the consideration of the Committee that the Sheriff 
had proposed the possibility of the purchase of a painting 
currently loaned to him for exhibition in his office. 

Claire Isaacs mentioned that Mrs. Swig had suggested 
that this project be administered by the Art in Public 
Places Program of the Arts Commission. Director Isaacs 
stated that there would have to be an administrative 
fee charged in compensation for staff time and reminded 
the Commission that this project was something that would 
eventually come before them for approval. 



There being no further, business, the meeting was adjourned. 
Respectfully submitted 



Kespe£tru±±y suomi 

AttL Wto 

JilljManton 



Cooijpinator, Art/in Public Places (in absentia) 



** Meeting conducted by Michael Bell 




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PUBLIC LIBRARY 



A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be held on 
Friday^-jOctober 25, 1985 at 3:30 PM in the Arts Commission Conference 
Room a.l0fr5 Hyde Street. 

^-.AGENDA 



Dlanne Felnsteln 
MAYOR 

Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 

COMMISSIONERS 
Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky. |r. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
William Caylord 
|o Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
• |acquellne Nemerovskl 
William Paterson 
Plero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 
Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum, 
Library Commission. 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



I. 

II. 

III. 

IV. 

V. 

VI. 

VII. 

VIII, 



Discussion re: Art Enrichment at Sheriff's Work Furlough 

Report on Responses from Various Departments re: Budget 
Requests for New Art Enrichment Projects 

Sheriff's Department Art Enrichment at Hall of Justice 
Discussion re: Selection Procedures 

Griffith Pump Station /Development of a Prospectus 

Public Art Symposium/Discussion 

Old Business 

New Business 

Adj ournment 




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Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



Claire N Isaacs 
DIRICTOR 

COMMISSIONERS 
Roselyne C Swig 
President 

Dmitn Vedensky. |r 
Vice President 

■ Vemon Alley 

Timorhy Duncan 

William Gaylord 

|o Hanson 

Roberr LaRocca 

Jacqueline Nemerovski 

William Paterson 

Piero Patn 
' Peter Rodnguez 
I Ray Taliaferro 

: EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 
Presidents ol the 
Fine Arts Museum. 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission. 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 




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"" OCTOBER 25, 1985 

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A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on Friday, 
October 25, 1985 at 3:30 PM in the Arts Commission Conference Room 
at 45 Hyde Street. 

MINUTES MINUTES 



ROLL CALL COMMISSIONERS PRESENT COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 

Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Peter Rodriguez 

There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were discussed and administrative 

directives suggested (where appropriate.) 



SUBJECTS 

I. Sheriff's Work Furlough 
Project Art Enrichment 



II. Lombard Fillmore 
Parking Garage 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

The architectural plans for the new construction 
at the Work Furlough were discussed. Jill Manton 
conveyed the architects' suggestion regarding the 
possibility of having an artist design areas of fusee 
glass tile on the building surface, also their sug- 
gestion regarding a mural in a large multi-purpose 
room. Sheriff Hennessey had suggested involving an 
artist in the design of a structure or canopy-awning 
like art work for the roof-top area where prisoners 
would be assembled morning and evenings. The Comm- 
issioners questioned the enduring value of something 
that could be considered more architectural than 
artistic and suggested that a tour to the building 
be conducted with Sheriff Hennessey so that the 
panel members might all be better acquainted with 
the building, its use and its opportunities for art. 
(Arrange time for tour of bldg. with Sheriff.) 

Jill Manton reviewed with the Committee the letter 
received from the Parking Authority in response to 
the Commission's request for a 2% art enrichment 
budget allocation. The Commissioners stated that 
they understood the process involved in the deter- 
mination of the budget, however, they requested that 
a follow-up letter be sent to Ray King requesting 
that the Arts Commission's 2% request be included 
in the budget which he prepares and submits to the 
Finance Committee and that the Arts Commission be 



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SUBJECTS 



II. cont'd 



III. Father Alfred Boeddekker 
Park Recreation Center 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

notified of the hearing date. 

(Arrange to get agenda of Finance Committee meetings.) 

(Send letter to Ray King re: request) 

The Commissioners asked for an update on this project 
and the results of the exploration of other possibilities 
of a more durable, permanent nature for the incorporation 
of the art work. The Committee further stated that Mary 
Burns should be contacted regarding this issue. 



IV. 



Hall of Justice Art Enrichment 
Sheriff's Office 



A discussion ensued regarding the development of this 
project. Commissioner Hanson wanted to look into the 
method of selecting art work for SF General Hospital becau. 
it had generated so much positive energy throughout the 
artists' community. Commissioner LaRocca stated that an 
inventory should be conducted to: determine zones and scales 
for different mediums. After examining the building and 
the specific areas that would be appropriate for art work, 
the categories of art work to be solicited for this project 
could be defined. Commissioner Hanson suggested the pub- 
lication of a catalog to representthe artwork selected for the Hall of Justice. Commissioner 

Rodriguez stated that such an undertaking could become 
quite costly and that the art acquisition budget of $34,0CK 
might not permit this. 



V. Mission Recreation Center 



The Commissioners agreed that Rudy Fernendez's wall sculp- 
tures should be mounted on rods extending 3 to 4 inches 
from the wall. The Commissioners further stated that the 
panels should be placed at the same level from the floor o 
the courtyard. 

- Motion to approve the mounting of Rudy Fernandez's wall 
sculpture 3 to 4 inches from the wall surface. 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Robert LARocca 
C on s en su s : Unan imou s 



VI. Public Art Symposium 



Commissioner Hanson expressed her idea that the Arts 
Commission should sponsor a Public Art Symposium con- 
current with the 1986 Arts Festival. She mentioned that 
issues such as the role of the public in public sculpture 
could be discussed. She also mentioned the possibility of 
obtaining outside funding for a venture of this nature. 
Commissioner Rodriguez stated in response that the infor- 
mation exchanged in these symposiums never filters down 
to the general public and stated his belief that this 
kind of information exchange and thinking should be initi- 
ated in the public schools, that the Arts Commission shoul 
encourage the Bd. of Education to Include these programs 
in school curriculum. 

- Motion to support the idea of having a public art 
symposium included in the activities of the 1986 Arts 
Festival with the possibility of outside funding to 
accomplish this. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 
Second: Peter Rdoriguez 
Con sen su s : Unan imou s 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/OCTOBER 25, 1985/PAGE 3 
SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



VII. Letter of Resignation 
from James Kuromiya 



James Kuromiya' s letter of resignation from his position 
as Director of the Mural Resource Center was read to the 
Committee members. They expressed their regret to learn 
of this and requested that a letter be sent to James on 
behalf of the Commission commending him for his excellent 
work. 



There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:30PM. 

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Respectfully submitted. 





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Coordinator, Art in Public Places 




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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



November 



20, 1985 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 
will be held on Wednesday, November 20th at 4:00 PM in 
the Arts Commission Conference Room at 45 Hyde Street. 



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COCUIWEfiTS DEPT. 



Dianne Feinstein 


I . 


MAYOR 




Claire N Isaacs 




DIRECTOR 




COMMISSIONERS 




Roselyne C. Swig 


II. 


President 


Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 




Vice President 




Vernon Alley 




Timothy Duncan 




William Gaylord 


III. 


|o Hanson 




Robert LaRocca 




|acqueline Nemerovski 




William Paterson 




Piero Patri 




Peter Rodriguez 




Ray Taliaferro 


IV. 


EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 




Presidents of the 




Fine Arts Museum. 




Library Commission, 




Planning Commission. 




Recreation and Park 


V. 


Commission 




VI. 




VII. 




VIII 




IX. 




X. 



NOV 2 .. 1985 
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PUBLIC UBrtARY 



New Art Enrichment: 
Grattan Playground 
Shannon Maloney, Project Architect 

New Art Enrichment: 

Saturn Steps 

Cheryl Blehm, Project Architect 

Anthony Smith/Father Alfred Boeddekker Park 
Contract Modification for Provision of Base 
Contract Modification to Authorize 2nd Interim Payment 

Mural Resource Center 

- Leland Wong/Design Approval/Commodore Stockton 
Elementary School 

Mural Design Approval/Joe Tucker/San Francisco 
General Hospital 

Mural Acceptance/Nicola Johnson 

Discussion of Art in Public Places Conference 
in Seattle. 

Old Business 

New Business 

Adjournment 



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